Effectiveness of Parent Teacher Council in the management of Public Schools in district Peshawar
The study was aimed to find the effectiveness of Parent Teacher Council in the management of public schools in district Peshawar. The main objectives of the study were to investigate about the organizational structure and function of Parent Teacher Council and to inquire about the effectiveness of Parent Teacher Council in the management of Public schools of district Peshawar. The population of the study comprised all the PTCs of Public high schoolsand higher secondary schools of district Peshawar. Thirty (30) PTCs (15 male and 15 female) were randomly selected as sample of the study. The study was mixed method in nature, both quantitative and qualitative data was collected from the respondents. The quantitative data was collected through five point Likert scale questionnaire while small qualitative data was collected by using structured interview guide. Quantitative data was analysed by using Statistical Package for theSocial Sciences (SPSS) while themes were made for analyzing qualitative data. Main findings of the study were, that PTC is mainly involve in financial matters of the school, PTC plays very important role in the academic performance of the students. No proper training is given to them and chairmen/chairpersons of the council. The organizational structure needs changes and school teachers should also be given the membership of the council. To make the PTC more effective some suggestions were sought. These are, Separate budget could be allocated for the training aspect of the functionaries of the PTCs. Chairman/chairperson of PTC should be educated and should be provided training, regarding PTC matters. So that he could understand his responsibilities. EDO’S should be stressed to attend the meetings of PTC, so as to cooperate the PTC member in solving the problems of the school. Remuneration should be given to each member for each meeting. So that they shall attend the meetings regularly and will take interest in school matters.
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