Achievements Of Basic Education Community Schools:

  • About 2.977 Million out of school children have been enrolled in BEC Schools since 2006.
  • It is great pride for BECS that class 5th students of District Gilgit have achieved first three distinctions in Annual Board Examination for the year 2015-16.
  • Presently 12,304 Basic Education Community Schools(BECS) functioning across the country with enrollment of 493,972 students
  • About 293,914 students have qualified 5th class examination (2007-2016)
  • 60% of students are female, who have been provided free basic education learning opportunities through this project.
  • Contribution of the project to number of primary graduates is 1.8% vis-à-vis 1% share in total budget of primary education.
  • Pass percentage in class V of BECS is 90% for 2015-2016.
  • Gender Empowerment is an important consideration in BECS, presently 80% of teachers/staff and 55% of students are female in the project.
  • Average cost per student per year in BECS is Rs. 1488/ (almost one third less) as compared to Rs. 4594/ of formal public schools system.
  • Empowerment of rural women who are the main beneficiaries, and BECS is helping by creating employment / empowerment opportunities for 10,500 lady teachers and help increase their standard of living.
  • BECS Project is contributing 10% enrolment of total out of school children.
  • Mr. Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy on Education / Ex-Prime Minister of United Kingdom visited BEC Schools of Islamabad on November 9, 2012. Gordon Brown was briefed about the teaching system / methodology prevailing in BEC Schools and role played by BECS to reduce illiteracy in the country for the under privileged, and in achieving UPE and EFA goals. The international news channel, CNN, also covered the event of Gordon Brown visit to BEC Schools on November 9, 2012.
  • Refresher/Teacher training has been imparted to 12,204 BECS Teachers up to 2008.
  • Special focus being laid on Backward areas.
  • Increased involvement of local community, local leaders and stake holders is accelerating the process of socio-economic development in less developed areas.
  • Provide free education to children in thousands of communities with flexible timings (combating against child labor and street children).
  • Current enrollment in 5th class is around 45,00.