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Factors Affecting in Selection of School for Upcoming Generation: A Case Study of Karachi Urban Areas,Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Business Administration and Commerce, Indus University, PAKISTAN

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 1-7, July,1 (2014)


This attempt has been made to determine the important factors, which govern the selection of school, matching needs and budgets. Which school is better for kids? Parents have to care many factors while taking decision for every kid who reaches to the school going age. The selection of school for upcoming generation is always been a difficult as well as an high importance decision for some parents, who wish to send their kids to such school which can provide them better return on investment time and cost. This study has been conducted to determine the important factors and problems faced during decision-making for the kids’ first time school admission or for the change of school, due to unsatisfactory progress in early age; or change of school due to shifting home because of any good reason, or migration with work liabilities. Collection of data primarily involves oral narrative inquiries, questions and a series of telephonic and face–to–face interviews. Respondents were selected randomly who live in different part of Karachi; having different educational and field of work back grounds. Secondary data collected through Case studies and from Internet. The results reflects that the most important factors to be consider are amongst, the distance of school from kids residence, reputation, size and social status of school, because those factors have been selected as part for the evaluation of school. Also the physical appearance of school is seen as extensive need for kids play and physical growth; while inner system of administration and inter student teacher relations were described as backbone by some respondents. The study reveals that for the selection of school, best criteria is to consider multiple inner administrative factors instead of outer look, size of school and social economic value.


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