The government has reportedly recruited over 1,300 teachers this term in a bid to improve the teacher-student ratios in schools.
The Sunday Mail Reports:
“The latest second round of recruitment is part of an exercise to add 3 000 teachers to the education sector, where the teacher to student ratio is estimated to be at an average of 1:120.
Government unlocked recruitment of teaching staff last year after a 2014 freeze that was meant to rationalise the civil service and cut its wage bill”
According to the same publication, teacher-student ratio had reached 1:165 in some instances, a very unhealthy ratio according to expects.
More: The Sunday Mail