The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary & Secondary Education Department with support of DFID has achieved another milestone bylaunching District Performance Evaluation System (DPES), a monthly ranking of all KPdistricts on the basis of set indicators which include student learning outcomes through5 th& 10 th grade results, student attendance rate, progress on development projects inschools, increase in student’s enrolment, provision of textbooks to students, percentageof provision of stipends, delivery of furniture, optimal ratio of students & teachers andteachers’ attendance in schools.
The objective of DPES is to assess district performance on key education indicators inline with education sector plan and to introduce reward mechanism for betterperformance. Every month, the KP E&SE will conduct district ranking and bestperforming districts will be rewarded while worst performing districts will be penalized. The first ranking results for the month of October 2017 have been compiled andconsolidated which shows LakkiMarwat as the top performing district with 77.1% scorefollowed by Dir Lower with 75.4% and Malakand with 75.2%. Similarly, Kohistan hasbeen declared as the worst performing district with 57% score followed by Dir Upper,Peshawar, Swat and Kohat with lowest district ranking scores.
The outcome of DPES are very encouraging in the very beginning of its launching inSeptember 2017. The students’ attendance has improved by average 5% in all districtsand students’ enrolment has gone up by average 3.4% in all districts. 68 out of 152 non-functional schools has been reopened during this period and number of functional PTCsalso improved by 9%. There is also 3.8% improvement in number of schools with allfour basic facilities (Electricity, Water, Toilets and Boundary Wall) available.
The E&SE has formed a committee under the supervision of Additional Secretary SuhailKhan which reports to the Secretary E&SE Dr. FakhreAlam on a regular basis.“We have started monthly ranking of districts which will not only help us in expeditingprogress on key indicators of Education Sector Plan but will also guide us on the areaswhere more efforts are required. We will focus on lowest performing districts and willmake sure their performance is improved” Suhail Khan, Additional Secretary E&SE said
“These Key Performance Indicators will help in accountability of District Education staff” he added.