An Investigation of Issues and Problems of Education System at Primary Level in District Toba Tek Singh
Keywords:Primary schools, Education, Problems, Education system, Policy
Primary schooling is the basic framework and first pillar of a child's future. Therefore, a study was planned to identify the core issues and difficulties related to education systems at the primary school level in district Toba Tek Singh. All the administration, staff, teachers, parents, and students were the study's target population. A mix methods research tools (interview and focus group discussion) were used to collect the data. The 20 public primary schools were selected and made a sample of 140 respondents through random technique. The interview was pretested on a small group of school administrators, students, and teachers from non-selected schools having similar subjects to evaluate the validity and reliability of the tool. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) in the form of mean, standard deviation, and percentage. The result showed that 69.3% of respondents belong to the 15-32 years age category, and the vast majority of participants stated that the literacy rate is not increasing as the population is due to poverty. The study recommended the policymakers that primary education is a basic pillar and should be better quality, well-trained teachers, proper funds provision, teacher-student ratio, and merit-based recruitment.
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