COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY EDUCATION SYSTEM IN PUNJAB
FINDINGS IN RELATION TO INPUTS
Budget: The decadal trend revealed that there was considerable increase in the budget at the district level, which ranged from 14 per cent to 173 per cent. The budget of the district was mainly for salaries and office expenses. It had neither the scope nor any provision for the development of primary education.
Schools: The status of the schools showed a decline over the period, which might be due to periodic closure of the schools or lack of adequate staff.
Teachers: The decadal trends revealed a greater decline in the number of teachers.
Though, the budget had increased, yet the expansion of schools and the number of teachers had declined during the 10 year period of study.