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No issue with student teacher ratio: Reddy

November 30, 2015 4:10 am

Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy says the student-teacher ratio is not an issue in the current education system.

The ministry will recruit two hundred and fifty teachers for primary schools and one hundred for secondary schools next year.

Dr Reddy says the current national average in terms of the student-teacher ratio in primary and secondary schools is 19 is to one.

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“It does not reflect the distribution. What we need to look at is the distribution, what we need to look at is the breakdown between primary and secondary. The primary student teach ratio at the moment as we speak is twenty-four is to one, the secondary student teach ratio at the moment is 13.5 is to one.”

Reddy says this average does not mean much as the class rolls vary in the urban and rural schools.

He says some teachers in rural areas are teaching 3 classes simultaneously, which is referred as compulsory teaching.

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