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Table 2 Student-to-teacher and student-to-preceptor ratios

From: Quality of pre-service midwifery education in public and private midwifery schools in Afghanistan: a cross sectional survey

  CME (n = 7) IHS (n = 6) Private (n = 16) Total (n = 29)
Number of classrooms observed
One 3 0 1 4
Two 2 3 1 6
Three 2 3 12a 17
Theory-based classes
Number of students 252 630 1429 2311
Number of teachers 38 51 188 277
Median students-to-teacher ratio (range) 7.0
(4.0–20.0)
15.5
(6.0–43.3)
10.9
(1.8–50.0)
8.3
(1.8–50.0)
Number (%) of schools meeting criterion of one teacher per 30 students 7 (100%) 4 (67%) 13 (81%) 24 (83%)
Practical studies
Number of schools with preceptors at their clinical sites 6 (86%) 6 (100%) 11 (69%) 23 (79%)
Number of students at school clinical sites 134 112 77 323
Number of preceptors at clinical sites 21 13 22 56
Median student-to-preceptor ratio (range) 5.0
(4.0–7.0)
7.3
(2.0–20.0)
4.0
(1.5–10.0)
6.0
(1.5–20.0)
  1. a Two schools were excluded reporting unrealistically large student numbers considered error