Effectiveness of Private Computer Institutes in Promoting Computer Skills in Arbab Road Area
The study was conducted to explore the effectiveness of private computer institutes in promoting computer skill in Arbab road area. Qualitative approach was used to investigate the perception of students about the effectiveness of private computer institutes in promoting computer skills. Population of this study consisted of all seven computer institutes of Arbab road area. Three computer institutes were selected as sample of study. Out of these three institutes five respondents were selected from Capital Degree College, three from IT-Al Rounder and nine from Subhash Educational Complex through Accidental sampling. The data was collected through structured interview. The purpose of this research was to investigate the key issues, problems related to computer skill and role of private computer institutes in promotion of computer skill, the method of instruction and courses offered by private institutes, time duration of each course, time allocated for each class, fee structure of each course, problems faced by students during studying in private institutes, advantages of these institutes, opinion of students about government and private institutes, purpose of getting computer education, suggestions for promotion of computer knowledge and skills in KP. Finding of the study shows that government institutes were equipped with more physical facilities and have highly qualified staff as compare to private institutes. However, effective method of instruction, low fee structure, flexibility in time table, offer of latest and hand on practice courses, accountability of teachers, punctual and devoted teachers, positive response of teacher towards students questions are the eminent characteristics of private institutes.
Private Computer Institutes, Computer Skills, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Arbab Road
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