An Exploratory Study on the Level of General Knowledge of Secondary School Students
Education plays an important role in any person’s life. All over the world, a large part of the resources have been dedicated by the government to give good quality education to its people. Education tries to develop innate potentialities of an individual in a harmonious manner. The ultimate aim of education is harmonious development of all the powers of the human being i.e. physical, social, intellectual, aesthetic and spiritual. The Indian government working towards the achievement of the goal of universalisation of education simultaneously strives for achievement of quality education for all. In the present paper an attempt has been made to test the General knowledge of secondary school students which can be considered as an indicator of the quality of education being provided in both government and non government schools. This paper strives to find out the present level of general knowledge of government and non government secondary school students and compare the level of general knowledge of government and non government secondary school students. In the study it was found out that the level of general knowledge of secondary school students was average. When the test results were compared it showed that the students of non government school performed better than the government school students on the general knowledge test. Hence it can be said that the quality of non government schools was better than the government school but if we see overall performance of all the secondary school students the performance was just average on the general knowledge scale showing there is definitely scope for improvement in the quality of education being imparted.