An Analysis of Monitoring and Evaluation System Launched by Punjab Education Department
Keywords:monitoring, evaluation, secondary schools
This study aimed to achieve following objectives: to analyze the
monitoring and evaluation system of Punjab Education Department
(Pakistan); to identify prevailing monitoring and evaluation practices in
Punjab. The study was delimited to secondary schools of public sector in
Punjab. Using multistage sampling technique, a sample of 32 head
teachers, 320 teachers, 32 monitoring and evaluation assistants (MEAs)
and 110 students was selected. Two questionnaires were developed for
head teachers, teachers, and MEAs. The questions were asked about
different dimensions of practices of monitoring & evaluation system.
Three open ended questions were also added to enlist strong areas, weak
areas and suggestions to improve the system. Data from the students was
collected through group interviews by the researcher. Descriptive
statistics was used for data analysis. Findings revealed that MEAs and
Head teachers were fully aware about all monitoring indicators.
Attendance and uniforms were maintained regularly to get minimum
level of acceptable indicator. MEAs checked homework copies,
cleanliness, uniform, textbooks. Suggestions included surprise visit after
first scheduled visit, enhancement of remuneration for MEAs, joint
meetings of monitoring staff and education department.
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