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Learning Analytics: Issues on the Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Primary Schools in Nigeria

, , , , , Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

iJET Volume 14, Number 10, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany


Pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) is one of the key measurements of quality education. This article presents the pupil-teacher ratio for 133 public primary schools in a local government area (LGA) of Ogun State, Nigeria. The data were obtained from a complete enumeration of the records of each school. It was discovered that the average PTR obtained from the data analysis is higher than the national average. Using PTR equals 35 as a benchmark of Nigeria, only 25 (19%) schools out of the 133 schools considered have an acceptable PTR (below 35), 52 (39%) schools have a moderate PTR (between 35 and 50) and 56 (42%) schools have unacceptable and high PTR (above 50). This article shows that there is high pupil-teacher ratio in the country’s public primary schools. This research will be helpful in the following; educational evaluation and assessment, audit and quality assurance, decision makers in the Ministry of Education in gap analysis for recruitment purposes, assessing the level of implementation of policies on education and monitoring of the progress made in attaining development sustainable goals (SDG) as it relates to access to quality education.


Opanuga, A., Okagbue, H., Oguntunde, P., Bishop, S. & Ogundile, O. (2019). Learning Analytics: Issues on the Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Primary Schools in Nigeria. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 14(10), 180-199. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering. Retrieved June 24, 2019 from .