Academic Achievement Of Voucher Students And Ex-Post-Facto Effect On Academic Performance Of Evs Students


  • Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Rabbani
  • Amna Saeed


Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) is one of the leading programs to provide quality education to the marginalized segment of the society under the umbrella of Punjab Education Foundation PEF), Pakistan. Through partner schools, EVS provides an access to quality education to the poor students who cannot afford the education expenses by providing vouchers against which their academic fee is borne by the Foundation. In addition to the financial support, the students also get free books every academic session. The objective of the present study was to find out the difference in the academic achievement of EVS-students and Non- students studying at EVS-partner schools so that the impact of such financial assistant programs can be traced in their academic progress. The purpose was also to establish the ex-post-facto effect on the academic achievement of EVS-students after intervention by EVS program. The present quantitative research consisted of secondary data i.e. PEC results of grades 5 & 8 (session 2013 & 2015 respectively) of 504 EVS-students and Non-EVS students and annual results/scores of 66 EVS-students. The scores in 8 subjects (English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Mathematics, General Science, Social Studies, Arabic/Computer, and Elective) of both EVS students and Non-EVS students were compared using multiple two-independent t-tests. It was revealed that Non-EVS students surpassed EVS-students in 07 subjects i.e. English, Islamiyat, Mathematics, Social Studies, General Science, Computer and Elective subject except for Urdu. However, it was also found that EVS students have shown continuous improvement in their academic performance as they progressed from class 6 to class 8