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J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2016; 15(3): 116-120

Effects of Schooling and Parental Education on Studentís Achievement in Medical Entrance Test

Samreen Memon, Pushpa Goswami, Amir Iqbal Memon.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of parentís education and better schooling in achievement of
medical entrance exam.
DESIGN: Descriptive
SETTING: Department of Anatomy, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences,
METHOD: This study was conducted on first year MBBS students admitted in Batch 2015-2016
at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro. Total 340 students were
included in this study. A questionnaire is used for data collection which was filled by students
after verbal consent.
RESULTS: Out of total 340 students, 314 filled the questionnaire. Among 314 students 111 (35%)
are males and 203 (65%) are female students. Eighty percent (80%) male and eighty five
percent (85%) female students had their early education from private schools of high standard
while only 20% male and 15% female students had their education from government/ public
schools. Regarding parental education, female students has 100% fathers and 89% educated
mothers, while for male students 97% fathers and 69% mothers found educated. Overall 90%
parents who were educated.
CONCLUSION: Although there may several factors, however better schooling and parental education
is most powerful factor to influence success rate of children pre medical entrance exam.

Key words: Parental Education, Private School, Medical entrance exam.

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