Investigating Education Vouchers in Pakistan


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87-B1, Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan.My name is Farrah Khan and I am currently a student at Newcastle University, England. I am researching education vouchers in Pakistan, with a keen interest in improving education in Pakistan. The project is organised through Newcastle University. The aim of the research is to investigate the impact of education vouchers on an “education community” within a developing country setting. The education community includes government officials, school owners, teachers, parents, and children. The investigation will also take place around the implementation of the EVS scheme, currently in place at your schools. I am hoping to conduct the research at your school. I hope to carry out examinations of 400 students, 200 who receive vouchers and 200 who do not, across EVS schools in Punjab. These exams will consist of Urdu, English and Maths, followed by a questionnaire and IQ tests, aimed at children between 10-12 years of age. I am hoping to conduct the research at your schools with your permission. The research will help us gain a better understanding of education vouchers and ways we can improve education in Pakistan, to ensure every child has access to quality education. I will in the end, come back and talk with you about what we have found in the study.There are many benefits to the study. This involves helping improve education, providing quality education for all, and ways we can extend (if needed) access to education vouchers to encompass a wide range of backgrounds. No direct benefits to the children are expected from participation. However, others may benefit in the future from the information we find in this study, as the main benefit from the study will arise in the research results. We will take the following steps to keep information about the children confidential, and to protect it from unauthorised disclosure, tampering, or damage. All results will be given numbers or letters– they will have no names and there will be no way of finding out who did what. All results will be usedsolely for the purpose of this study and will not be passed on to a third party. Results will not be shared with other students, parents or teachers. We need to protect who you are and your results so all the information will be kept on a computer that is protected.The study will take place during school time, where the children have the option of opting out of the study if they wish. Additionally, I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the vouchers, it would be my pleasure if I could interview some of the teachers at your school and yourself, the school manager, during this time too. If you have any other further questions please do not hesitate to contact me on the information provided above.Thank you,Farrah Khan 5
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