A Survey of 106 Boys Colleges in Pakistan

More than one-third of lecturers posts are vacant in degree colleges for boys monitored nationwide during the month of April 2010. In almost 20 percent of monitored boys colleges across the country, only half or fewer of hired lecturers were present on the day FAFEN conducted its assessment.

‘FAFEN Education Institution Monitor’ is based on data gathered from 106 degree colleges for boys across the country during April 2010. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 39 colleges in 26 districts of Punjab, 26 colleges in 19 districts of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, 10 colleges in 10 districts of Balochistan, 29 colleges in 18 districts of Sindh and 1 college in Islamabad Capital Territory.

More than one-third of sanctioned teaching posts are vacant in boys colleges across the country. Sindh has the highest percentage of vacant posts (40.6 percent) where only 838 lecturers are working against 1,411 sanctioned posts. A similar percentage of vacancies (39.8 percent) is available in Punjab, where 1,427 lecturers are working against 2,369 sanctioned posts. Balochistan has 34.9 percent vacant teaching posts, while in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, only 23.8 percent sanctioned teaching posts are vacant.