Alhaji Kabir Ruma, The Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Katsina State Ministry of Education, says the 2017/2018 Annual Schools Census (ASC) indicates that the student-teacher ratio is 75:1 in the state’s public primary schools.
Kabir Ruma revealed this on Wednesday while presenting a paper on the status of implementation of Girls Education Project 3 (GEP3) in Katsina, when the UNICEF Chief of Education, Mr Terry Durnnian, visited the state.
He said that the student-teacher ratio in Junior Secondary Schools stood at 68:1, while that of the Senior Secondary Schools was 46:1.
He said the data also showed that the state had a total enrollment of 1,604,423 primary school students; 271,690 Junior Secondary School Students and 169,694 Senior Secondary School students.
The director also said that the state had 21,468 primary school teachers; 3,997 Junior Secondary School teachers and 3,694 Senior Secondary School teachers.
He said that the total number of qualified primary school teachers was 72 percent; Junior Secondary School 81 percent and Senior Secondary Schools 81 percent.
He said that the average number of students per class in primary schools stood at 120 students; 75 in Junior Secondary Schools and 59 in Senior Secondary Schools.
Ruma said that the State Government had dedicated 20 percent of its 2018 budget to the improvement of education during the period under review.