NIEPA-NEPAL Project on Decentralised Education Planning in Five Pilot Districts of Nepal

 Data Requirements for Preparing the District Primary Education Plan[1]

(Initially data may be provided for Chitwan District[2])


Background Information

  • Brief write-up on the socio-economic background of the district- i.e. including the history, geophysical features, location map of the district, infrastructure facilities, socio-economic characteristics, number of villages, VDCs, SMCs, RCs, demographic structure, administrative and management structures, any other  special characteristics of the district, etc.
  • Educational institutions: number of educational institutions (pre-primary, primary, non-formal, lower secondary, secondary, senior secondary, colleges, universities, if any for the latest year.
  • Data on literacy rates for males and females and for Dalits for the last two census years.
  • Schooling facilities and access to primary schooling, i.e. number of villages having access to primary and lower secondary schooling facilities as per the norms of the Nepal government for the latest year.
  • Number of primary and lower secondary schools in the district by type of management by RC for the latest year.
  • Physical facilities and teaching learning materials available in primary schools by RC for the latest year.
  • Teacher training institutions and facilities available in the district.
  • Structures and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring of the basic and primary education in the district.

Demographic Data

    • Total population of the district by sex and by RC for the last two census years.
    • Age-specific population (6 year olds, 6-10 years and 11-13 years) of the district by sex and by RC for the last two census years, and for the latest year (based on the data collected through household survey for developing the SIP).
    • Average annual growth rates of total population and 6-10 and 11-13 age group population in the district and in the country as a whole between the last two census years.

Data on Enrolment

 Enrolment in the district at primary level of education (grades I-V) by sex, ethnic group, VDC, and RC for the last three years.

  • Grade-wise enrolment and repeaters in the district by sex and RC for the latest two years.
  • Enrolment at lower secondary education (grades VI-VIII) by sex, grade, VDC and RC for the last three years.
  • Enrolment in non-formal and alternative primary schooling centres for the last three years.
  • Age-specific enrolment at primary level (grades I-V) in the district by sex and by RC for last three years.
  • Out-of-school children in the age group 6-10 and 11-13 in the district by sex and RC.
  • Basic indicators of educational development in the district, i.e. the GER, NER, dropout rate, repetition rate, and percentage share of overage and underage children at primary level of education (grades I-V) by sex for the last three years.
  • Retention and completion rate at the primary level at the national and district levels for the last three years.

Data on Teachers

  • Teachers at primary and lower secondary level of education in the district by sex, training status for the last three years. As far as possible, data on teachers may be provided by RC.
  • Official teacher-pupil ratio in the district, and the norm for providing teachers at the time of opening a primary school having 5 grades, and the norm for providing additional teacher at the primary level.
  • Institutional arrangements for teacher training at the state level and at the district level- i.e. Chitwan district.

Existing Norms and On-going Incentive Schemes

  • Various existing norms relating to establishment of new schools, construction of additional classrooms, provision of teachers, including additional teachers, teaching-learning materials, etc.
  • On-going incentive schemes in the district at the primary level of education, viz., free textbooks, uniforms, scholarships, other incentives, and the unit cost of such schemes (In Rs.).
  • Average monthly salary of primary and lower secondary school teachers, and non-formal centre instructors (In Rs.).
  • Average cost of establishing a formal primary school, and also for opening a non-formal centre or alternative schooling centre (In Rs).

Existing Norms for Costing

All other related norms for costing a district plan in Nepal may be provided.

[1] Wherever possible data should be provided by Resource Centre and for two points of time.

[2] The following are the minimum sets of data required to develop a district perspective plan. Similar sets of data should be provided for other pilot districts.

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