PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department (E&SED) has announced the results of district performance scorecard (DPS) for Nov 2020 wherein schools of Kohat and Malakand topped the list.
A statement issued here said provincial minister for E&SED Shahram Khan Tarakai was chief guest at the announcement of the performance scorecard.
It said E&SED assessed the performance of 56 DEO offices (28 male and 28 female) of the districts against quality and access indicators over targets set in their respective district education plans and Covid-19 safety and precautionary response of schools.
The statement said the schools were ranked on the basis of their response to Covid-19 situation that included hygiene and safety measures to reduce the spread of virus. Schools were mandated to display Covid-related awareness posters during educational activities.
Another important indicator of Covid-19 response was a policy of binding the students to wear face masks. Buner boys’ schools scored better to remain on top with 98.1 per cent.
In the Girls’ schools from Upper Chitral ranked number two with 98 per cent. Shangla (boys) ranked third with 97.3 per cent schools that made wearing masks necessary.
Haripur (female) and Upper Chitral (male) were ranked number one and two, respectively, in the category of making hand wash and soap available at hand washing points. FR Kohat also scored higher in the category of availability of soap and hand wash at hand washing points in boys and girls schools.
Overall teacher attendance rate in settled districts during November increased to 92 per cent with Chitral (male) topping the scorecard with 95.1 per cent whereas Swabi (female) and Malakand (female) exhibited the teacher attendance rate of 95.67 and 95.34 per cent, respectively.
This time, the performance scorecard on quality of education was recorded at 85.6 per cent among girls and boys schools of Haripur. On the access performance scorecard, Upper Chitral (male) topped with 84.3 per cent.