Gov­ern­ment sur­veys schools to im­prove stan­dards

Weekly Trust - - News - Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

The Sokoto State Gov­ern­ment is to com­mence the sec­ond phase sur­vey of 120 sec­ondary schools in its bid to iden­tify ar­eas that im­pedes the stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion in the state.

Chair­man, Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee on the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the State of Emer­gency on Ed­u­ca­tion, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu who dis­closed this while speak­ing on the planned sur­vey, said it would cover the en­tire state.

He noted that the first phase of the sur­vey in­volved 40 schools.

Prof. Shehu said the sur­vey seeks to use some in­stru­ments cru­cial in the pro­vi­sion of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion such as staff-to­class­room ra­tio, stu­dent-teacher ra­tio, stu­dents’ pop­u­la­tion, avail­abil­ity of class­rooms and the qual­ity of teach­ers. Oth­ers are avail­abil­ity and qual­ity of fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries, li­braries, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy and staff wel­fare.

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