Day 2 : Oral Presentations (Theme: Curriculum-Assessment)

Event Title

Effect of pre-professional academic expenditures of different education systems on grades of students of medical colleges

Location

AKU Auditorium

Start Date

27-1-2013 8:30 AM

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to find the relationship of academic expenditures spent for the pre-professional studies i.e. secondary and higher secondary schooling and coaching in different education systems with current academic performance in form of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scores achieved at medical colleges

Material and methods: A cross sectional questionnaire based study was conducted among MBBS students of 3rd, 4th and 5th years of 4 medical colleges of Karachi, namely Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College, Liaquat National Medical College, and Bahria Medical College. A structured questionnaire was utilized to collect the data from the students through convenient sampling. The information collected was the tuition and coaching fees expend during matriculation/o-level and intermediate/A-level education, CGPA in medical college. The duration of the study was 4 months (May 2012-Aug 2012). To analyses the data, the survey students were divided into three groups: Group A (Matriculation and Intermediate), Group B (O-level and Intermediate), and Group C (O-level and A-level).

Results: The mean schooling fees for Group A was Rs. 1704 ± 1370, for Group B was Rs. 4682 ± 3691, and for Group C was Rs. 6821 ± 6371. The differences were highly significant. However, the mean CGPA values for Group A was 3.178 ± 0.43, Group B was 3.197 ± 0.48, and Group C was 3.21 ± 0.54. The differences were statistically insignificant.

Conclusion: Study showed that after paying significantly high fees for O-level and A-level educations, and spending one extra year, the students of GCE did not show any significant difference as compared to the students of Pakistani education system.

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Effect of pre-professional academic expenditures of different education systems on grades of students of medical colleges

AKU Auditorium

Objectives: The aim of the study was to find the relationship of academic expenditures spent for the pre-professional studies i.e. secondary and higher secondary schooling and coaching in different education systems with current academic performance in form of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scores achieved at medical colleges

Material and methods: A cross sectional questionnaire based study was conducted among MBBS students of 3rd, 4th and 5th years of 4 medical colleges of Karachi, namely Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College, Liaquat National Medical College, and Bahria Medical College. A structured questionnaire was utilized to collect the data from the students through convenient sampling. The information collected was the tuition and coaching fees expend during matriculation/o-level and intermediate/A-level education, CGPA in medical college. The duration of the study was 4 months (May 2012-Aug 2012). To analyses the data, the survey students were divided into three groups: Group A (Matriculation and Intermediate), Group B (O-level and Intermediate), and Group C (O-level and A-level).

Results: The mean schooling fees for Group A was Rs. 1704 ± 1370, for Group B was Rs. 4682 ± 3691, and for Group C was Rs. 6821 ± 6371. The differences were highly significant. However, the mean CGPA values for Group A was 3.178 ± 0.43, Group B was 3.197 ± 0.48, and Group C was 3.21 ± 0.54. The differences were statistically insignificant.

Conclusion: Study showed that after paying significantly high fees for O-level and A-level educations, and spending one extra year, the students of GCE did not show any significant difference as compared to the students of Pakistani education system.