Strategies to Enroll Out of School Children in Cholistan, Pakistan


  • Zahid Nazir Khan PhD Scholar, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Dr. Hafiz Ather Khan Professor, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Riaz Hussain Khan Sindher Assistant Professor, Department of Siraiki, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Sabir Hussain PhD Scholar, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan



out of school children, Non formal education, Cholistan


The present study focused to identify strategies to enroll out of school children in Cholistan through non formal education. Role of non formal education in Cholistan was measured through initiatives taken by non formal educational institutions as well as on the basis of achievements in present scenario of non formal education. The population of the study comprised on non formal setup of Cholistan. Teachers and field members were selected through census sampling while members of school councils and parents were selected through convenient sampling. A questionnaire consisting on quantitative as well as qualitative data was developed. The obtained data was analyzed through (SPSS) version 20 and thematic analysis. It was found that majority of respondents pointed different modes of non formal education working with different strategies. Most of the respondents also expressed the current scenario of non formal education, role of community in functioning of non formal schools and drawbacks of non formal education in Cholistan. It was suggested that number of non formal schools should be increased with all basic facilities. Government should take steps to facilitate parents to enroll out of school children. National and international stakeholders must focus on the projects of non formal education in Cholistan and quality of education.


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How to Cite

Khan, Z. N., Khan, D. H. A., Khan Sindher, R. H., & Hussain, S. (2022). Strategies to Enroll Out of School Children in Cholistan, Pakistan. International Research Journal of Education and Innovation, 3(2), 235–240.

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