Mixed views among the Pakistani public about facilitating admissions in schools for unqualified students, Poll

September 17, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 54% Pakistanis would recommend a friend’s son to get him admission in a school, if he could not get admission due to his low grades.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Suppose that one of your friends wants to get his son admitted in school but that is not happening because of low grades.

The headmaster of the school is your friend and admission is possible through your recommendation. Will you recommend him or not?” Responding to this question, 54% Pakistanis said they will recommend a friend’s son for admission in a school if he could not get admission based on his grades. On the other hand, 46% Pakistanis will not give any such recommendation.

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2618 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during August 04 – August 11, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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