Teacher allocation and utilization in Africa
The aim of this working paper is to outline the current situation with regard to teacher allocation and utilization in the education systems of African countries. It examines current teacher allocation practices (over-allocation, shortages, disparities), procedures currently used by countries to determine teacher needs and the way in which education authorities address them. This paper also looks into the hurdles which prevent the achievement of equitable allocation. Finally, it raises questions worthy of debate so as to provide key information to policy makers, and which are useful to consider when undertaking any attempt to amend teacher allocation procedures.