About Us

Introduction:

The BEC Schools are based on Non-Formal basic education system having a single home based room for school (Class I-V) where the premises is provided free of cost by the community. In each BEC School, 30 learners of age group 4-16 years are mandatory. Single teacher is responsible for classes I to V of a school by adopting multi-grade teaching methods; based on concurrent curriculum. The teachers’ honorarium, learning material and text books are provided by the Government of Pakistan.

  • Operate and manage country wide net work of BEC Schools
  • Supplement government’s policies with regard to Universal Primary Education (UPE) by extending basic education facilities for out-of-school children and youth (4-16 years) having no access to the formal system of education
  • To strengthen non formal approach to supplement the formal education for eradication of illiteracy
  • Poverty alleviation through human resource development
  • Ensuring gender equality
  • Empower disabled and disadvantaged
  • Integrate ICT in Education
  • Encourage Public-Private Partnership in education
  • Encourage participation of civil society and NGOs

The Project is part of overall vision of New Economic Growth Frame Work 2011-15 and Vision 2030, National Education Policy 2009 and Action Plans under MDG’s which are as under:

  • Education For All (EFA)
  • Universal Primary Education (UPE)
  • Supplement government’s policies with regard to Universal Primary Education (UPE) by extending basic education facilities for out-of-school children and youth (4-16 years) having no access to the formal system of education.
  • Extend free and flexible learning opportunities to girls who otherwise are deprived of access to education due to poverty and social taboos, etc.
  • Introduce non-formal approach to supplement and complement the formal stream of basic education for eradication of illiteracy and achievement of UPE as envisaged in MDGs.
  • Poverty alleviation through human resource development
  • Ensuring gender equality
  • Promotion of literacy
  • Eradicate gender and rural-urban imbalances
  • Empower disabled and disadvantaged
  • Increase ICT for Education.
  • Encourage Public-Private Partnership in education.
  • Encourage participation of civil society and NGOs
  • Constitution Article 25-A: “The state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of five to sixteen years of age in such manner as may be determined by law.”
  • “Right to free and compulsory Education Act, 2012”, Section- 3: Right of child to free education: Every child, regardless of sex, nationality or race, shall have a fundamental right to free and compulsory education in neighborhood school.
    • Section – 4: Special Provision for education. – Where a child has not been admitted in any school or though admitted, could not complete his education, then he shall be admitted in an appropriate class in a formal or Non-Formal School.

Future Plans:

  • Operation of Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) in the country
  • To enhance awareness related to practical uses of science and technology, including mass media and ICT; (subject to provision of funds)
  • BECS Project will impart vocational and technical training to its students, subject to availability of resources. In future BECS will open 2,500 Literacy cum Skill Development Centers in the country, subject to availability of funds
  • BECS future plan also includes conversion of 400 best performing BEC Schools into 2-5 class room formal schools, subject to availability of funds/ resources
  • Improved monitoring by using EMIS and other M&E tools for BEC Schools
  • Conduction of Third Party Validation of BEC Schools all over the country
  • Seek cooperation from donors
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