Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 15, Pages: 1-8
Shahid Saleem Arain1, Muhammad Arshad2* and Gulzar Ahmed3
1Department of Education, University of Sufisim and Modern Sciences, Bhittshah, Pakistan;
2Department of Education, The University of Lahore, Pakistan; [email protected]
3Department of Education, Pakpattan Campus, The University of Lahore, Pakistan; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of Education, The University of Lahore, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]
Objective: The main purpose of the study was to explore the institutional problems that diminish the quality of secondary education institutions in Pakistan. Methodology: It was a quantitative survey of SE system in Sindh province. The target population of the study comprised of 711 High School Teachers (HSTs) working in public secondary schools of SED Sindh, deployed at Mirpurkhas district and the sample of 126 HSTs from all the 85 secondary schools of the district was considered sufficient. The research tool used to collect data was a questionnaire constructed on 5-point Likert scale consisting of two parts. The part A consisted of 12 closed ended questions and part B had an open question. The data was collected by personal visits of the schools. Descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of percentages and means scores was used to analyze and interpret the data. Findings: The lacks of SE, found after the analysis of the data include unskilful teachers, dissatisfaction of teachers because of media trail and non-professional behaviour of HMs, general and academic facilities, teachers’ gossip, unsuitable curricula, low status of primary education, unskilful HMs and late promotions of HSTs. Improvements: The study recommends a short training course for teachers, appreciation of the work, provision of general and academic facilities, avoiding gossips by dispersal, arranging educational environment, converting curricula in easy format, timely promotions of the HSTs, improving quality of primary education, active management and professional training to HMs for better curricular and administrative affairs.
Keywords: Academic Facilities, Institutional Problems, Quality Education, Secondary Education
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