Pupils and teachers: the best ratios are in the smaller states

By Moderator July 19, 2019 13:23


In its reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha this week, the HRD Ministry said the PTR norm in the country has been set at 30:1 for primary level, and at 35:1 for the upper primary level.

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  • The reply covered overall PTR, and compliance with Right to Education (RTE) norms on PTR.
  • Smaller states and UTs showed a better PTR than larger states.
    • Tripura, Sikkim, and Nagaland have the best Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR), according to a report compiled by the Unified District Information on School Education (UDISE) in 2017-18 and tabled by the government in Parliament.

  • The report found the PTR at national level 23:1 for primary schools and 24:1 for upper primary schools.
  • Among larger states, Kerala has the best RTE compliance, with less than 5% non-compliance at both primary and upper primary schools.
  • Bihar, with 67.94% primary schools and 77.86% upper primary schools non-compliant with the standards, as well as a PTR of 38:1 and 39:1 in those schools respectively, is at the bottom on all four counts.
    • UP and Jharkhand too have poor ratios and compliance ratios.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/telling-numbers-pupils-and-teachers-the-best-ratios-are-in-the-smaller-states-5836839/

By Moderator July 19, 2019 13:23