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BASUBEB dismisses report on pupil per teacher ratio

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The management of the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has clarified that after the last annual School census, the teacher per pupil in class is one teacher teaching 79 pupils each lesson.

A statement signed by Mohammed Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer PRO, explained that, “The attention of the management of BASUBEB was drawn to Newspaper Publications and online mediums that say 79 schools in Misau Local Government have one teacher each. The information Published was not correct; it is false and inaccurate data. We don’t want to Join issues with anybody.

“But to put the record straight, the pupil-teacher ratio on the last annual School census was 1–79.”. This indicates the number of pupils that a teacher meets in class per lesson.”

Abdullahi said, “We want the Public to disregard the false information earlier published and take the correct information released by the board.”

According to him, after the last Annual School Census, it was discovered that there is a shortage of teachers across the state. “Therefore, a memo was written to his Excellency, seeking approval for the recruitment of teachers to bridge the gap, which approval has already been granted in that respect”.

He commended Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for the numerous support and attention he has given to the Basic education sector, which led to the successes recorded in the provision of quality education in the state.

Abdullahi said, “The State Government constructed or renovated over 2,000 classrooms within the period of the present administration across the state. Provided learning and instructional materials in all the schools across the state while the 2021–2022 intervention project is ongoing.

“In the area of staff training, over 5,000 Head Teachers and Teachers were trained and retrained within the period”.

He said, “The Board wishes to express its desire and commitment to His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed (Kauran Bauchi), in his effort to uplift the standard of education in the State.”

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