KP private schools categorisation | FU ISO certification
Categorisation of private schools begins in KP
Peshawar, April 18: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(BISE), Peshawar has initiated the process of categorisation of private
BISE Peshawar is one of the eight boards of intermediate and
secondary education in the province that will put private schools in
different categories according to the facilities available there and
The process of categorisation of private schools has begun for the
first time in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. BISE Peshawar is responsible for
categorisation of private schools in Peshawar, Charsadda and Chitral
districts and Mohmand and Khyber agencies.
BISE Peshawar Chairman Prof Mohammad Shafi Afridi said that in
the light of categorisation, fees structure for the private schools
would be devised.
He said that private schools would be divided into four categories.
Proformas had already been issued to around 100 private educational
institutions to obtain the required information, he said. "Fee of each
school will be selected according to its category," he added.
Prof Afridi said that the Board of Governors of BISE Peshawar would
approve the draft of the proposed fee structure before sending it to the
elementary and secondary education department for final approval.
Each private school will be given marks out of the total 100 marks
for providing different facilities to students and carrying out various
According to the set criteria, 36 marks have been allotted to
physical facilities, 35 to academic activities, 10 to
managerial/financial part and nine to co-curricular activities while 10
marks have been specified for extraordinary measures taken by the by the
The categorisation committee, which has already been established,
will award marks to the schools keeping in view existence of the above
The schools getting 81 to 100 marks will be declared outstanding and placed in category A-1.
The schools having 61 to 80 marks will be considered excellent and placed in category A.
Those schools, which get 51 to 60 marks, will be put in category B and awarded the status of good.
The schools having below 50 marks will be placed in category C and the administration will be directed to its condition.
"During the examination of a school, the committee will consider the
total covered area of the building of the institution and the purpose of
construction of the building to see whether it was built only for the
school or not," said Prof Afridi.
Size of classrooms, science laboratories, library, examination hall
and auditorium, detail of washrooms, electrification, drinking water
facilities and playground had their own value in the categorisation of
schools, he said.
"Academically, the categorisation committee will see the
qualification of the principal of the school, the ratio of teachers and
students in a classroom which are 1-40, teachers' academic and
professional qualification and orientation workshops for the staff,
academic points as per results of the secondary school certificate
examinations during the last three years and incentives to students,"
the BISE Peshawar chairman said.
He said that the committee would also look into the position of a
school in co-curricular activities in the last academic year, incentives
for students and teachers and magazine and newsletter published by the
said institution to award it marks.
The managerial and financial part of the categorisation has 10 marks.
The authorities will look into different fees like admission, tuition,
annual and administration charged by a school.
The committee will also check mode of payment to teaching staff,
admission withdrawal register, school leaving certificate and rules
regarding employment and accounts.
The extraordinary section of the categorisation deals with presence
and use of multimedia, generator and dispensary; outlook of the
building; availability of internet and photocopier machine; computer
laboratory; canteen; transport; fire extinguisher; furniture and
condition of hostel.
After getting the filled proformas, the members of the categorisation
committee will visit the schools randomly to verify the data," said
Prof Afridi. Dawn
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FU gets ISO certification
Islamabad: The Foundation University (FU), Islamabad Campus, has been awarded the ISO
9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate by the NQA, UKAS
accredited certification body.
Professional Solutions (IPS) Khalid Ahmed, on behalf of NQA, officially
presented the award to FU (Islamabad) President Lieutenant General (r)
Muhammad Mustafa Khan. FU (Islamabad) Rector Major General Gul Muhammad,
HI, was also present on the occasion.
The certification covers a broad scope of science, business, engineering, health and other specialised fields. The news
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