Analyzing the factors for Low Quality of Education in Public Schools of Islamabad
Author: Samar Abdullah

The quality of education in the public schools of Pakistan is very low. The focus of the policymakers has always been on the quantity of education and not the quality. The students studying in the public schools lack the ability of critical thinking. They do not have reasoning skills. There are a number of obstacles in the provision of quality education in these schools. The education is being provided free in the public schools but it is of very low quality. I have analyzed the different elements that lead towards low quality of education. The issues faced by the teachers and students in these publics are also examined in this study. A quality education is the one that focuses on the whole child—the social, emotional, mental, physical, and cognitive development of each student. It prepares the students for life and not just for testing. A student who gained quality education can imagine things, make judgments and think on his own. The students of the public schools of Islamabad are just good at learning by rote and memorization. They cannot think and write on their own. The teachers are teaching using medieval teaching techniques. The Federal Board of Education remains unable to make policies that ensure quality education in these schools. The pattern of evaluation is obsolete. This study used a qualitative approach to explain the factors responsible for the low quality of education in public schools of Islamabad. The students, who participated in this study, are selected using purposive and convenience sampling techniques. The semi structured interview technique is used for conducting the interviews of the participants. Methodology used for this research included interviews with 60 participants from two different schools in the Islamabad city. Field notes were also collected during the course of data collection. The data which is collected through the interviews and field notes is used to make themes. A total of eight themes are created to answer the research questions posed by this study. Supervisor:- Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

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Supervisor: Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro

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