This report analyzes a census of all education providers in Sheikupura district conducted by the Education and Management Information System (EMIS) Punjab. This census helped in formulating a model for meeting the growing demand for data at the planning and policy level, while at the same time providing an existing education profile at the district level throughout Punjab. The data collection was divided into two blocks-rural and urban. The collection done through personal visits employed a three phased approach; (I) school identification, (II) collection and (II)data validation.
On the basis of this refined data, the report compares the trends in primary and secondary enrolment and the varying gender gaps in all forms of educational institutions across Sheikupura district. The report also points out some structural flaws with the methodology involved in data collection which hampers data analysis. It concludes that though the census provides new information on educational facilities, it nonetheless has room for further improvement that would aid in effective planning and policy making. To this effect, the report offers recommendations for reforming the census before EMIS conducts it in other districts of Punjab.