PEF Public School Support Program PSSP Phase-II 2023
New School Program was launched as a pilot project in 2008 to engage private sector entrepreneurs in order to set up new schools in remote, distant, and under-served areas of the province. NSP targets to establish schools where government or private schools are scarce in number or unavailable. Currently, NSP has 1478 schools in 36 districts of the province.
The Punjab Education Foundation was established under the Punjab Education Foundation Act of 1991 as an autonomous statutory body to encourage and promote education on a non-commercial/ non-profit basis. Since then, it has come a long way to arrange free quality education for the deserving children at their doorsteps.
The Punjab Education Foundation has been restructured under the Punjab Education Foundation Act-XII of 2004 for the promotion of education, especially encouraging and supporting the efforts of the private sector in providing education to the poor, through a public-private partnership.
SITE SELECTION CRITERIA
The sites for the opening of new schools are selected through various methods as indicated below;
Through inviting applications from individuals or organizations to identify sites where no government or private school exists within a 1km radius having a population of 300-500 people
Through the School Education Department, sites are identified and then verified by PEF staff for inviting applications from Individuals or NGOs
District allocation to Civil Society Organizations to identify sites as per NSP criteria and open school after site verification by PEF.
SCHOOL SELECTION CRITERIA
Applicant must be at least an intermediate certificate holder
Preferably resident of the same area
5 references of local people
Need assessment to open the school at the identified site
ORGANIZATIONS SELECTION CRITERIA
Must be registered
Should have at least 5 years’ experience in the education sector
Should have at least 50 formal functional schools
Outreach in the district(s) applied for
Need Assessment Report