This study was undertaken for costing out education needs for Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa based on location, gender, district and grade. The
sample consisted of 778 schools, including 364 females and 414 males. The study used
descriptive statistics for analysis. It was found that rural students get slightly less pocket
money than urban students. The cost of average monthly stationery, uniform cost, teacher
cost and total cost for urban student was higher than for
rural students. District Haripur was found to be the most
successful school district. It was further found that better
results need good financing. The study also confirmed
that the girl student cost is less than a boy student. It was
also concluded that the pocket money on average
increases with grade. There was no significant difference
of stationery cost across grades while grade one and
grade four students’ cost on uniform was slightly higher
than other grades.
1-Noor Jehan Assistant Professor,Department of Economics,Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Idris Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.3-Sajjad Ahmad Jan Assistant Professor,Department of Economics,University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KP. Pakistan.