Students’ Educational Problems, Presented in the University’s Educational Councils from 2002 to 2005, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences


Hedayatollah Shirzad 1 , Seifollah BorjianBorujeni 1 , * , Soleiman kheiri 1 , Zahra Haghshenas 1 , Ahmad Beigi 1 , Hossein Mirzavand 1 , Bijan Nekouee 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Shirzad H , BorjianBorujeni S , kheiri S, Haghshenas Z , Beigi A , et al. Students’ Educational Problems, Presented in the University’s Educational Councils from 2002 to 2005, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2010 ; 6(1):e59428.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 6 (1); e59428
Published Online: July 15, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 05, 2017
Accepted: February 10, 2009




Background & Objective: An educational council, one of the most important parts of each
university, plays the main role in solving students’ educational problems. This study was aimed to
analyze the students’ educational problems in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences,
according to the councils’ minutes from 2002 to 2005.
Methods: In this study, 333 cases of the students’ educational problems were extracted from the
minutes of 66 educational councils’ meetings during a period of four years. They were analyzed
according to the students’ study field, level, turn (morning or evening courses), sex, and the state of
being native.
Results: Among all, request for omitting a course, educational leave, and registering a course were
the most frequent problems. Non native students’ educational problems were more than native ones
(6.8% and 4.3% respectively) and males’ problems (9.8%) were more than females’ (3.8%)
(p=0.0001). Educational problems among students of medicine (8.4%), radiology (7.6%), and field
of fighting against diseases (5.9%) were more frequent than others. The difference between the
frequency of problems in the students attending morning classes (5.3%) and those attending
evening classes (5.2%) was not significant.
Conclusion: This study revealed that the students’ educational problems were different in various
study fields. There were significantly more problems in male and non native students (who are less
supported by the families) compared to female and native ones. Family, financial and health
problems, lack of enough knowledge among students and tutors about educational rules stood
amongst the most important factors leading to the students’ educational problems.


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