The Launch of Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2013
Date: 20 Jun 2013
Venue: Marriot Hotel, Islamabad
Alif Ailaan is a campaign that aims to bring education to the forefront of public discourse in Pakistan. By mobilising parents and engaging with politicians. Alif Ailaan wants to support the new government to put every Pakistani child in school, keep them learning and improve the quality of education.
Ending Pakistan’s Education Emergency requires a multi-pronged approach. Meaningful reform is not possible without the collection and dissemination of reliable, up-to-date data. To this end, Alif Ailaan, in association with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), recently conducted an in-depth assessment of the state of education in Pakistan.
The Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2013 — authored by Asif Saeed Memon, is a ground-breaking study that brings together a range of key indicators to develop a system of ranking the quality of schooling across the country. Two sets of data are analysed: the Education Index assesses the quality of education our children receive, while the School Index documents the availability of essential facilities and infrastructure. The results are used to generate a scorecard for every district in Pakistan.
These rankings show how widely education standards vary across the country and help identify areas where the system needs to be overhauled. Equally important, the rankings highlight districts where the system seems to be working well despite the odds. It is our hope that the findings of this report will serve as a basis for an informed debate on the urgent need for education reform in Pakistan.
Alif Ailaan, in partnership with the SDPI, invites you to attend the launch of the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2013 .
The Agenda of the Event
|2:00–2:15PM||Registration of Guests|
|2:15–2:30PM||Item 1: Introductory remarks|
|Welcome note and opening statement, by Mosharraf Zaidi, Alif Ailaan|
|2:30–2:45PM||Item 2: Presentation of key findings, by Asif Saeed Memon|
3: Knowledge is Power: The importance of information in the education
discourse, by Baela Raza Jamil
|3:00–3:15PM||Item 4: New Levers: Influencing education policy, post devolution, by Dr. Faisal Bari|
5: Money Matters: Education budgets at the provincial and district
Dr. Salman Humayun
|3:30–3:45 PM||Item 6: Closing Remarks by Chief Guest Mr. Muhammad Baleegh- ur-Rehman,State Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education,Government of Pakistan|
|3:45–4:45PM||Item 7: Open Discussion/Question & Answer Session|
|4:45PM||Item 8: Hi-tea|