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Table 6 Education experience of students

From: Quality of pre-service midwifery education in public and private midwifery schools in Afghanistan: a cross sectional survey

  CME (n = 6) IHS (n = 6) Private (n = 16) Total (n = 29)
Respondents
Number of students interviewed 116 131 450 697
Mean number of students per school 19 22 28 25
Education experience
Students had access to facilities at clinical site 115 (99%) 111 (85%) 407 (90%) 633 (91%)
Reasons for students with no access
Lack of cases due to low caseload   1 2 3
Lack of equipment and supplies   5 2 7
Neglect or prohibition   1 2 3
Insufficient preceptors   2 0 2
No details 1 11 37 49
Students had access to facilities at skills lab 115 (99%) 116 (89%) 400 (89%) 631 (91%)
Reasons for students with no access
Lack of equipment and supplies 0 1 0 1
Neglect or prohibition 0 1 1 2
No details 1 13 49 63
Students had access to facilities at computer lab 94 (81%) 89 (68%) 274 (61%) 457 (66%)
Reasons for students with no access
Lack of equipment and supplies 8 5 18 31
Neglect or prohibition 0 0 1 1
Male dominated usage 0 0 1 1
No details 14 37 156 207
Students feel safe and secure 112 (97%) 123 (94%) 421 (94%) 656 (94%)
Students feel ready to work as midwives 116 (100%) 117 (89%) 384 (85%) 617 (89%)
Students who reported miscellaneous challenges
Lack of preceptors 0 (0%) 16 (12%) 5 (1%) 21 (3%)
Lack of clinical work 8 (7%) 25 (19%) 91 (20%) 124 (18%)
Prohibition and disrespect 0 (0%) 10 (8%) 4 (1%) 14 (2%)
Lack of equipment and supplies 2 (2%) 3 (2%) 10 (2%) 15 (2%)
Lack of transport facilities 0 (0%) 19 (15%) 12 (3%) 31 (4%)
Poor quality of clinical work 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (0%) 2 (0%)
Low caseload due to costs 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (1%) 3 (0%)
Clients refuse to cooperate 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (0%) 2 (0%)
Motivation and concerns
Students themselves decided to study midwifery 112 (97%) 123 (94%) 400 (89%) 635 (91%)
Students plan to work as midwives after graduation 111 (96%) 124 (95%) 423 (94%) 658 (94%)
Students have a specific facility in mind to work in 80 (69%) 75 (57%) 242 (54%) 397 (57%)
Students concerned about employment 1 (1%) 23 (18%) 89 (20%) 113 (16%)
Students concerned about career pathway (0%) (0%) 5 (1%) 5 (1%)