Improving Education Quality

Every child deserves a high-quality education.  Improving Educational Quality (IEQ) is a $300 million, five-year project that supports Pakistan's efforts to improve the quality of basic education across the country. Under this project, the United States has improved Pakistani children's reading skills by providing reading instructional materials to classrooms, training  teachers in new reading instruction techniques, and encouraging schools to dedicate more classroom time for reading since 2013.

USAID invests in teachers by building Faculty of Education buildings across Pakistan and providing scholarships to enable teachers to earn their education degrees. USAID also builds schools in under-served communities, including in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.  The United States believes societies thrive when girls and boys, regardless of origins or personal circumstances, have an equal opportunity for education.  USAID supports efforts nationwide to address barriers that keep students from enrolling and staying in school, and is providing emergency education to communities displaced by natural disasters and violent conflict.

Objectives

USAID's Improving Educational Quality project seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning in public and private schools.

Main Activities
  • Improve Pakistani children's reading skills by providing reading instructional materials to classrooms, training teachers in new reading instruction techniques, and encouraging schools to dedicate more classroom time for reading.
  • Conduct Early Grade Reading Assessments and work with education departments across Pakistan to set reading targets, approve reading standards, and develop reading education materials.
  • Construct 17 Faculty of Education buildings across Pakistan.
  • Provide Master's and PhD scholarships in education.  Provide pre- and in-service training opportunities for teachers and school administrators.
  • Start a mobile bus library activity to reach up to 300 communities.
  • Repair schools damaged as a result of natural disasters and violent conflict and build new schools in target areas.
  • Support nationwide efforts to address barriers that keep students from enrolling and staying in school.
 

Last updated: May 07, 2019

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