School Management Committees:
 

The Reform Support Unit was established in the Department Of Education to execute the Sindh Education Reform Program (SERP). One of the major requirements of the Reform Agenda of SERP is the establishment of strong community participation through the development of School Management Committee. As it is recognized that where parents and local communities are involved in school activities student achievement improves.

The Community has a positive role to play in ensuring the educational institution’s efficacy of the educational institutions of the area.  It has been a proven fact now that quality of students produced by the education system in an area has been contingent to some extent with the community participation and accountability mechanism.  However, this participation has been waning in the recent past.  In order to revive the interest of community Government of Sindh has revived the institution of School Management Committees.  All the primary schools in Sindh have by now these committees comprising of five members where parent is the chairman of the committee with Headmaster working as General Secretary. out of five members two are parents and will be elected through a process of community aggregation. 

Objectives:

  1. To Understand the role of SMCs and the participation of the community in the Education provided to their children in public sectors schools.
  2. To provide complementary support to the head teachers and education sector officers in their efforts to deliver on time quality education to their children.
  3. To assist in raising and sustaining the quality of learning outcomes for students.
  4. To protect and enhance all existing school assets.
  5. To monitor the classroom performance and attendance of teachers.
  6. To increase and sustain school enrollment and reduce dropouts as much as possible.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 Under the umbrella of RSU the component of SMC is endeavoring to mobilize the community through activation of SMCs. In the year 2009-10 the components achieved the D.L.I target i.e activation of 60 % SMCs. The fundsto the tune of Rs.855 Million are release to 32,086 SMCs of the public sector schools at the following rates.

  1. Primary School=Rs 22,000
  2. Middle  School =Rs.50,000
  3. Secondary and Higher Secondary School= Rs.100,000

TARGETS FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR:

In the current financial year the target of activation of 70% SMCs have been set for  which Rs.1.3 Billion have been allocated by Government of Sindh. Besides this during financial year 2009-10; 2500 SMCs are mobilized in eight pilot districts by involving NGOs and 25000 more SMCs will be activated through NGOs in the next financial year.


Key to Categories:


Immediate/High Risk : H

Urgent/Medium Risk : M

Important/Low Risk : L

Key Activity

No:

Actions required to complete the Target Outputs for the month

Risk Level

Action due by: (timeline)

Lead Responsibility

Other

Risks/key challenges involved :

e.g. SAP

1

Target Outputs:

  1. Data entry of 5 districts completed
  2. Follow up of remaining data of 13 districts

1.1

Data entry of 5 districts will be completed

H

Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2010

RSU

DEOs

hShortage of DOEs,

1.2

Cleaning of data

H

Nov22- 26, 2010

RSU

Shortage of DOEs,

1.3

Printing

M

Nov. 29-30, 2010

RSU

Logistic Support from RSU

1.4

Data send to FD

H

Nov. 30, 2010

RSU

1.2

Follow up of remaining data of 13 districts

M

1.2.1.

Data validation workshop

M

Nov. 01-05,2010

RSU/Proc

13 Districts officials

Non availability/ participation of DOEs & ADOEs

1.2.2

Distribution of Guidelines in flood affected districts

L

Nov. 05- Nov. 15, 2010

RSU

Districts

Printing should be done well in time

1.3.2.

Data Entry of 13 districts

H

Nov. 22-Dec. 22,2010

RSU

DEOs

Shortage of DEOs

Status of Completed Actions for DLI-3/Trigger-3:

Portfolio Title: School Management Committees

S. No.

Key Actions completed in achieving DLI-3/Trigger-3

Completed on

Lead Responsibility

Other

Source of Evidence

Next Action required

1

Data validation exercise of 5 districts completed in all respects

Nov. 10, 2010

RSU

Districts

Corrections in TMDs and data entry started

Completion of Data Entry & its cleaning

2

Data validation of 13 districts (partially completed)

Nov. 05, 2010

RSU

Districts

Corrections in TMDs

Completion of data validation during workshops

3

Conduction of Election in 23 Districts for new SMC Executive Committees

Oct 01-Oct. 20, 2010

Districts

Community

Trickle down of information by RSU

Verification of New SMCs by EDOEs and incorporation of information in SMC database

4

Conduction of 18 coordination workshops at district level

June- Oct. 22, 2010

RSU/EU

DCO/EDOE/DOE/ADOE/SPE

Record

workshops in remaining 05 districts