Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 8-15
Application of Sampling Technique to Teacher-Student Ratio in Post Primary Schools of Adamawa State, Nigeria
Adana’a Felix Chama, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 20, 2019;       Accepted: Jan. 2, 2020;       Published: Jan. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.mma.20200501.12      View  318      Downloads  39
Abstract
National and state-level policies recognize the critical role that teachers play in ensuring that all students learn and building capacity for instrumental excellence in schools. Teachers influence students learning more than any other factor in the school and the dividends of effective teaching quality. In Adamawa state, there is unequal distribution of teachers to public schools which made parents prefer sending their children to private schools rather than the public schools. The study attempts to examines the uniformity of teachers distribution into various educational zones and local governments across the state and also attempt to solve these by applying sampling techniques to allocate and distribute teachers to educational zones and local government of the state. Ratio estimate method was employed to estimate the students’ population and compute the students-teacher ratio. The study found unequal distribution for teachers among the urban and rural areas and slight high teachers-students ratio compare to standard of the UNESCO, which is 1:30. To these reasons, the work recommend the application of sampling technique to the management of Adamawa state post primary school management board, Yola for posting and allocation of teachers, and encourage the state government to shift developments to rural areas of the state in order to discourage migration of teachers to urban centers for search of social amenities.
Keywords
Variance, Ratio, Estimate, Allocation
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Adana’a Felix Chama, Application of Sampling Technique to Teacher-Student Ratio in Post Primary Schools of Adamawa State, Nigeria, Mathematical Modelling and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 8-15. doi: 10.11648/j.mma.20200501.12
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