Effect of PEC Exams on Quality Education in Public and Punjab Education Foundation Funded Secondary Schools

Authors

  • Aqila Hafeez Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, Government College University, Faisalabad. Author
  • Sabir Hussain Ph.D Scholar, Department of Educational Training, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Author
  • Shamsheer Muhammad Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Educational Training; The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Author
  • Saddam Hussain M.Phil Education Scholar; University of Education Lahore (Faisalabad Campus). Author

Keywords:

Impact of Assessment, Quality Education, PEC Exams, Secondary school performance

Abstract

The development of any country depends on its quality of education. There are many factors to improve education quality, but continuous assessment is the main factor. This research paper evaluated the effects of primary and elementary level exams, known as the PEC exam, on the performance of secondary school students. In this research, data were taken from 100 government primary female school teachers, 100 government elementary female school teachers, 100 government and Punjab Education Foundation-funded school teachers, 100 PEC exam invigilators, 100 secondary exam invigilators, 100 PEC paper marking teachers, 100 secondary school paper marking teachers. A 5-point Likert scale was made to collect data, and interviews were also conducted; mean value, standard deviation, one-sample t-test, and chi-square were applied to quantitative data, and interviews were interpreted by creating narrative summaries. It was concluded that most respondents believed that the abolition of the Punjab Education Commissions has led to a decline in the quality of education. The quality of secondary education did not continue without the fifth and eighth PEC external exams. It is recommended that reintroduce the PEC external exam in a modified form. Reduce the pressure on students to perform well in exams. Take steps to reduce cheating and promote discipline in the exam centers.

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10499663

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2023-09-30

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Effect of PEC Exams on Quality Education in Public and Punjab Education Foundation Funded Secondary Schools. (2023). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4(3), 358-374. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/30

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