66% of Pakistanis favor frequent parent-teacher meetings. 59% consider parent-teacher associations to be useful: GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

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The results of a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan indicated that 66% of Pakistanis are of the view that frequent meetings between parents and teachers can prove to be very beneficial for the child’s progress at school.



In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces were asked the following question: “In your view should parent teacher meetings happen often, occasionally or never?” Majority (66%) favored frequent meetings between parents and teachers. 25% were of the view that occasional meetings are sufficient while 8% said that there was no need of these meetings at all.
“In your view should parent-teacher meetings happen often, occasionally or never?”

Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

In a related survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces were asked the following question: “In your view to what extent are Parent teacher associations beneficial for a child’s academic performance?” 59% said that are very useful. 32% said that they are somewhat useful. Only 8% were of the view that they are rather harmful. 1% did not respond.

“In your view to what extent are parent-teacher associations beneficial for a child’s academic performance?” 

Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2574 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 10 July – 16 July 2011. Error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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