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central region had the highest proportion of orphans (at 19.8%) compared to all other regions, whereas the eastern region had the lowest proportion of orphaned pupils rating at 12.4%. 4.7.2 Proportion of Orphans by Ownership A total of 1,264,011 pupils had lost either a parent or both and these comprised 15.6% of the entire pupil enrolment in primary schools. Orphans in government primary schools account for 53% of the total number of orphans (Figure 4.7 below) an indication that UPE is contributing a lot in helping ophans access education. Figure 4.11: Proportion of Orphans by Ownership 4.8 Teaching Staff 4.8.1 Teachers by Region The performance of pupils in primary schools is greatly affected by the quality of the teaching force. The Annual School Census 2011 captured the total number of teachers in the primary sub- sector by region and gender to establish their percentage distribution as summarized in table 4.7 below: Table 4.7: Distribution of teachers by region and gender in Primary Schools Region Number of teachers Percentage Distribution Male Female Total Male Female Total Central 21,891 23,566 45,457 21.70% 34.30% 26.80% East 27,527 18,040 45,567 27.30% 26.30% 26.90% N.E 1,674 672 2,346 1.70% 1.00% 1.40% North 20,899 7,808 28,707 20.70% 11.40% 16.90% S.W 16,131 10,706 26,837 16.00% 15.60% 15.80% West 12,728 7,861 20,589 12.60% 11.50% 12.10% National 100,865 68,638 169,503 100% 100% 100% A total of 169,503 teachers were registered in all primary schools, with male teachers comprising a higher percentage of 59.5%. A percentage distribution of teachers across regions indicates that
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46 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 Figure 4.12: Distribution of Primary Teachers by Qualification From the findings, Majority of the teachers (70%) had attained a qualification of Grade III, professional teacher qualification in primary education. This Table 4.8 below summarises primary teachers in primary schools by schools ownership. which is the minimum level of implies that approximately 95.2% of the teachers were qualified with the minimum required standards. 4.8.3 Primary Teachers by school ownership Table 4.8: Number of teachers by ownership Region Number of teachers Percentage Gov't Private Total Gov't Pravate Total Central 23,119 16,197 39,316 17.8% 40.7% 23.2% East 41,101 9,814 50,915 31.7% 24.7% 30.0% N.East 5,278 123 5,401 4.1% 0.3% 3.2% North 28,606 2,171 30,777 22.1% 5.5% 18.2% S.West 13,439 6,166 19,605 10.4% 15.5% 11.6% West 18,151 5,338 23,489 14.0% 13.4% 13.9% National 129,694 39,809 169,503 100% 100% 100% It should be noted that qualified teachers determine pupil’s acad emic Excellency especially in rimary teachers by qualification and the the eastern region had the highest p ercentage share o f primary teachers w ith over 26.9%, followed by the central region with 26.8% while the north eastern region with the least number of schools had the smallest percentage share of teachers at 1.4%. 4.8.2 Primary Teachers by Qualification the lower grades. The ASC 2011 capture d p results are summerized in the figure below:-
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47 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 T lysis indi hat o 169,50 hers, 129,694 (76.5%) teachers were in overnment schools while 39,809 (23.5%) teachers were in private schools by the year 2011. The ASC also capture information on water sources in primary schools since this determines sources identified included Borehole, he ana cates t ut of 3 teac g 4.10 Water Sources in Primary Schools health, sanitation and hygiene in schools. The major water Lake/River Pipe water, Rain water tanks and Well/Spring. The findings are indicated in figure
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