International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (IJITL)
International Islamic University, Islamabad

Study of the Effectiveness of Girls’ Stipend Program in Public Schools -Sindh

Muhammad Safar Unar, Prof. Dr. Tayyaba Zarif
 

Abstract

Women empowerment through education process is the key element for the national development by providing basic resources & facilities. Every country has made systemic initiatives for the development of girls’ education at all levels. Pakistan has also started many motivational steps for girls education especially government of Sindh has taken many initiatives to promote girls education. In this connection, girls’ stipend program was started in 2001 for girls studying at VI to X level in public schools of Sindh. The primary purpose of this study was to know effectiveness of girls’ stipend program in public schools of Sindh on the enrollment, attendance of girls, encouragement of parents’ motivation & interest level of parents’ towards continuity of education process as per the perception of head teachers. The study was descriptive in nature and quantitative by method. Population of this study was all head teachers of elementary, middle and secondary schools of Sindh. Targeted population of this study was all head teachers of elementary, middle and secondary schools of district Shaheed Benazir Abad. Seventy percent head teachers of elementary, middle and secondary schools were selected by convenient random sampling from the targeted population of the study. Questionnaire with five points Likert scale was developed for exploring the perception of head teachers’ about effectiveness of girls’ stipend program. Data were analyzed with the help of percentages. Findings of this study identified that girls’ stipend program proved as motivational factor for the enrolment, attendance, continuity and encouragement of parents and for girls who were studying in 6th to 10th classes in public schools.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Girls’ Stipend Program, Education process, Perception, Head teachers