Education as an important sector requires that plans are put in place to ensure its development for both the current and future generations. It is in line with this that projections are made and the needs of education are assessed to provide information on the current number of pupils, facilities available, among others and how these factors would increase within the plan period.
Table 3.2 depicts students’ enrolment within the plan period. It can be identified from the table that student enrolment with respect to the three levels of education (KG, Primary and JHS) would increase throughout the duration of the plan. Taking into consideration the Primary level, it is realized that enrolment would increase from 5246 as at the base year to 5828 by the end of the plan period. This implies that measures have to be put in place to provide adequate educational infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the increasing number and enhance teaching and learning as well.
Table takes into consideration the number of classrooms that would be required by the educational institution (KG) within the Municipality. In line with the planning standard, enrolment per class for a kindergarten is 45 pupils. It was realized from the survey that classrooms available as at the base year (2017/2018) was 24. There was a surplus of 10 as the amount required by the institutions was 14. In the year 2018/2019, it is also realized that there would be a surplus of 9 classrooms. The survey depicts that at the end of the plan period there would still be surplus of 7 classrooms which means that there would be enough classrooms to accommodate KG pupils.
Table takes into account the total number of classrooms that would be required by the various Primary educational institutions within the plan period. According to UN Standards, enrolment per a primary classroom is 40 pupils. In line with this it was realized that available classrooms for primary educational institutions within the Municipality as at the base year (2017/2018) was 84 whereas the required number was 131. This means that there was a backlog of 47 classrooms required by the Primary schools. In the year 2019/2020, it was also realized that the amount of classrooms that would be required is 135, nevertheless, the total number of classrooms available is inadequate and affects teaching and learning process negatively therefore mechanisms must be put in place to construct additional classroom blocks to enhance the educational process.
Table illustrates the total number of classroom blocks that would be required by the JHS within the plan period. The enrolment per class for a JHS classroom block is 40 pupils. It was realized from the survey that the total number of classroom blocks required by the JHS in the base year was 80 but only 36 blocks were provided creating a backlog of 44 classrooms. This means that adequate efforts must be put in place to provide enough classroom blocks to accommodate the increasing number of students in the municipality.
Table 8: Demand for Teachers (KG)
Education is a process that requires the services of teachers to ensure the effective transfer of knowledge and skills. The role of teachers cannot be underestimated in the educational cycle. Table 32 depicts the total number of teachers that would be required in the various KG’s within the plan period. It was realized that in the year 2017/2018, 28 teachers would be required in the KG educational institutions but information available depicts that there are 48 teachers thereby creating a surplus of 20 teachers. In the year 2019/2020, it is also realized there would be a surplus of 16 teachers. This therefore means that there are enough trained teachers at the end of the plan period.
Table takes into consideration the total number of teachers that would be required in Primary educational institutions within the Municipality. During the survey, it was realized that the total number of teachers available as at the base year (2017/2018) was 504. This can be seen in the subsequent years. Measures must therefore be put in place to address the backlogs by providing adequate teachers to the various primary educational institutions.
Table takes into consideration the total number of teachers that would be required in the various JHS within the Municipality. It was realized from the survey and interactions had that the number of teachers available in the various JHS were less than the total number required therefore implying that there was a backlog of JHS teachers in the municipality. Projections that were made for the plan period also saw the available number of teachers falling below the required number.
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