Second shift schools “result oriented policy


What if your child has no more reasons to quit school, and He can have quality learning? How would you feel? Children quit school primarily for two primary reasons: first, schools at a distance, 2nd livelihood issues at home. There was no viable option to deter such problems with a child until the Second shift school policy introduced by Kp education. It seems like it is going to address all the lingering problems. It will increase the supply of schools while avoiding serious strain on the budget.
Second shift schools work on an ideal scenario. Scarce human resource is used well where there is a shortage of teachers. Teachers get a chance to get raise in the salaries as they get the opportunity to work in two sessions; it will pave the way for the unemployed human resource by getting a job in the second shift. It promises to increase the chance for those pupils who have to work during the day by catering them in the second shift; and of course, it reduces the overcrowding class size and alleviates pressure on sports facilities, libraries, school canteens, etc. Above all, it addresses the drop out ratio in schools.
Kp education department has announced to start the second shift schools in Kp from August. Education minister Shahram khan tarakai is vocal about increasing the literacy rate in the province. He says, “I can’t sleep with peace until I provide every possible opportunity to every child to reach to school in the province”.
It will not only help the overcrowded schools but also increase enrollment. A Few political leaders take pain to introduce such an ambitious plan to change the systems, and he is one of them.
The double-shift school system caters for two entirely separate groups of students during a school day. The first group of pupils usually attends school from early-morning until mid-day, and the second group usually attends from mid-day to late afternoon. Each group uses the same buildings, equipment, and other facilities. In some systems, the two groups are taught by the same teachers, but in some other systems, they are taught by different teachers. The latter system is better than the former as it lends ground to the unemployed human resource to play their best.
“Second shift schools” is a multi-pronged policy that benefits every stakeholder involved: teachers, policymakers, parents and most importantly, students. It is indeed a very progressive policy measure taken by the education minister. It will help resolve the problems that we have been facing in education since the inception of Pakistan.
He has also strategies some other remarkable plans to solve the issues in the whole education system. Recently, he has introduced a policy of e-transfer for the teachers to get transfer within the province online. Besides it, a unique concept of school leaders in schools is in the pipeline. He has promised to give new Furniture for the classrooms. Three billion RS has already been allocated, while a further 4.5 billion rupees are added to the pool. It will let 1.1 million students sit on the table chair in class with ” Halka basta” instead of sitting on ‘Taat ‘( a campaign by Kp education to shed the weight of school bags).
It is to remember here that Kp has allocated 24% of the total budget to education. Shahram Khan aims to complete all the missing facilities in schools. The real tabdeeli is out here.