The present study intends to explore the causes of declining enrollment in the boys higher secondary schools of the Punjab. The population of the study comprised of all the boys higher secondary schools of the Punjab. The sample of the study was conveniently selected which contained thirty teachers from boys higher secondary schools district Mandi Baha-ud-Din. Semi structured interview schedule was developed as tool for data collection. Thematic analysis technique was used for analysis of the data. The major causes of declining enrollment in schools were lack of staff, lack of facilities, lack of science teachers, schools are far from populated areas, lack of awareness among parents and less implementation of educational policies to its optimum level. The government of the Punjab should provide proper facilities at school level to overcome the issue of declining enrollment.
Key words: Decliningenrolment, Causes, Higher secondary schools