• Sajjad Hussain


Background: In 2009 the ISPO team conducted an analysis of the student performance at PakistanInstitute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Sciences (PIPOS) and concluded the situation ‘unsatisfactory’. Thisstudy aims to explore the opinions of the current students regarding the nature of the classroom learningclimate at PIPOS. Methods: This survey was carried out in 2010 at PIPOS, Peshawar. The data wascollected on a self adapted questionnaire based on a literature review. It was distributed among the 48students. The data was considered non-parametric categorical, hence contingency table statistics isapplied in descriptive format. The statistics were analysed at 95% CI. Results: The replies reveal that thevariables tested were imperative and it was appalling that the majority went for second score ‘Fair’ whilefewer were in grade ‘Good’. Conclusion: PIPOS stands low in the ISPO 2010 report, with a highstudent failure rate due to issues related to curriculum and teaching methodology. There is a lot toimprove relating the students’ level up to the international standards.Keywords: Interpretive study, assessing student perception, classroom learning environment, ideal classroom environment


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