Evaluation of School Management Committees Working at Secondary Schools in Pakistan

By S. Manzoor Hussain Shah, Nadeem Javed, Latif Javed and Rizwana Hussain.

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This study was designed to evaluate the working of School Management Councils (SMCs) in Government Secondary Schools in Pakistan. The study was descriptive in nature and a survey was conducted for data collection. The population of the study consisted of Heads of Government secondary schools, Secondary School Teachers and Community representatives. A convenient random sample was drawn. Out of these schools 16 heads, 48 teachers and 48 community representatives of SMCs were randomly selected. Questionnaires for the heads, teachers and community representatives were prepared to investigate the working of school management councils. The collected data was analysed by calculating the percentage. The study indicated that the teachers’ strength, the physical facilities of the schools, interaction between the teachers and parents, involvement in the developmental activities of the schools, contribution in the purchases of the schools and convening different major events through communication participation were improved. On the other hand, the teachers’ presence and student dropout rates were not improved under this system. The study recommended that SMCs may further be empowered to resolve the problems of students and teachers at the institutional level.

Keywords: School, School Management Council, Community, Teachers

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 8, Issue 1. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 260.603KB).

Prof.Dr S. Manzoor Hussain Shah

Assistant Professor, Educational Planning Policy Studies and Leadership, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Syed Manzoor H. Shah is Assist. Professor in the EPPSL department, Faculty of Education, at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Pakistan. He carries 16 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Shah possesses vast experience of educational planning, projectization, educational research, inservice teachers training progrms and micro teaching skills etc. He received his Doctrate Degree in Education (Educational Planning and Management) from AIOU Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Syed Manzoor H Shah has been working as Co-ordinator with NORAD, IMTEC, UNICEF and UNESCO in their different projects. He has also developed different training modules for the tutors, senior tutors and teachers students of these projects. Formulation of PC-I is nother area of his interest and has developed different PC-I for NORAD, UNICEF and Governement of Pakistan. He has authored several training mannuals for the inservice training of the primary school teachers in Pakistan.

Nadeem Javed

Senior Teacher, Fauji Foundation, Mirpur AJK, Allama Iqbal Open University, Mirpur, Pakistan

Latif Javed

Subject Specialist, Education Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan, Allama Iqbal Open University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

M. Latif Javed has been working as a subject specialist (Physics) in the education department for the Government of Punjab for the last 14 years. He earned his M.A EPM and M.Phil in EPM from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. Presently he is doing his Ph.D in EPM. He is master trainer of the fauji foundation institutions in Punjab.

Rizwana Hussain

Research Scholar, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

S. Rizwana Hussain is doing her M.S in Management Sciences from Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad. She has done BBA (Hons) from Riffah International University Is-lamabad. Currently she is enrolled in the research of the M.S in Management Sciences.

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