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Education > Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Central African Republic 73.5 2000
2 Chad 71.2 2000
3 Mozambique 64 2000
4 Mali 63.4 2000
5 Cameroon 62.7 2000
6 Uganda 59.1 2000
7 Bangladesh 57.1 2000
8 Malawi 56.3 2000
9 Ethiopia 54.9 2000
10 Benin 53.5 2000
11 Cambodia 52.9 2000
12 Rwanda 51.4 2000
13 Senegal 50.8 2000
14 Burundi 50.2 2000
15 Madagascar 49.6 2000
16 Gabon 49.2 2000
17 Lesotho 47.9 2000
18 Cote d'Ivoire 47.5 2000
19 Burkina Faso 47.4 2000
South Asia average (profile) 46.25 2000
20 Zambia 45 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 44.84 2000
21 Eritrea 44.8 2000
22 Guinea 44.4 2000
=23 Pakistan 44.1 2000
=23 Guinea-Bissau 44.1 2002
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 43.97 2000
25 Sierra Leone 43.7 2000
26 Afghanistan 42.7 2000
27 Niger 41.9 2000
28 Mauritania 41.8 2000
29 Equatorial Guinea 41.5 2000
30 Bhutan 41.1 2000
31 Dominican Republic 40.5 2000
32 Tanzania 40.4 2000
33 India 40 2002
34 The Gambia 37.5 2000
35 Nigeria 37.2 1995
=36 Nepal 37 2000
=36 Zimbabwe 37 2000
38 Papua New Guinea 36 2002
=39 Liberia 35.9 2002
=39 Comoros 35.9 2000
41 Nicaragua 35.7 2000
42 Djibouti 35.6 2000
43 Jamaica 35.5 2000
=44 Philippines 35.2 2000
=44 Angola 35.2 2000
=46 Sao Tome and Principe 34.3 2000
=46 Togo 34.3 2000
48 Honduras 34.1 2000
49 Haiti 33.7 1995
50 South Africa 33.5 2000
51 Swaziland 33.2 2000
52 Ghana 33 2000
53 Guatemala 32.6 2000
=54 Mongolia 32.3 2000
=54 Burma 32.3 2000
56 Namibia 31.6 2000
57 Kenya 29.8 2000
=58 Cape Verde 28.4 2000
=58 Macau 28.4 2000
60 Morocco 28.1 2000
61 Vietnam 28 2000
=62 Algeria 27.8 2000
=62 Sri Lanka 27.8 1995
64 Turkey 27.7 1997
65 Mexico 27.3 2000
=66 Sudan 26.7 2002
=66 Botswana 26.7 2000
68 Colombia 26.5 2000
69 Guyana 26.2 2002
70 Mauritius 26.1 2000
71 Brazil 26 2000
72 El Salvador 25.6 2000
=73 Peru 25.3 2002
=73 Singapore 25.3 1995
75 Chile 25.2 2000
76 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25 2000
77 Costa Rica 24.9 2000
78 Panama 24.7 2000
79 Kyrgyzstan 24.5 2000
80 Kiribati 24.4 2002
81 Bolivia 24.2 2000
=82 Syria 24.1 2000
=82 Solomon Islands 24.1 1997
84 Samoa 24 2000
85 Oman 23.7 2000
86 Vanuatu 23.5 2000
87 Ecuador 23.1 2000
88 Fiji 23 2002
89 Belize 22.8 2000
90 Tunisia 22.7 2000
91 Maldives 22.6 2000
92 Saint Lucia 22.3 2000
93 Indonesia 22.2 2000
94 Armenia 22 1995
=95 Tajikistan 21.8 2000
=95 Argentina 21.8 2002
=95 Albania 21.8 2000
98 Republic of Macedonia 21.6 2000
99 Iraq 21.4 2002
=100 Tonga 20.9 2000
=100 Grenada 20.9 2000
=102 Thailand 20.8 2000
=102 Venezuela 20.8 1995
=102 Jordan 20.8 1995
=102 Uruguay 20.8 2000
106 Dominica 20.7 2000
107 Uzbekistan 20.6 1997
108 Ukraine 20.5 2002
109 Japan 20.4 2000
=110 Ireland 20.3 2000
=110 Moldova 20.3 2000
=112 Trinidad and Tobago 19.8 2000
=112 China 19.8 2002
=114 Paraguay 19.6 2002
=114 Romania 19.6 2002
116 Slovakia 19.5 2000
117 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.4 2000
118 Malta 19.1 2002
119 Aruba 18.9 2000
=120 France 18.7 2000
=120 Antigua and Barbuda 18.7 2000
=120 Kazakhstan 18.7 2000
123 Azerbaijan 18.6 2002
124 Croatia 18.3 2000
=125 Malaysia 18.2 2000
=125 United Kingdom 18.2 2000
=127 Netherlands Antilles 17.7 2000
=127 Czech Republic 17.7 2000
=127 Bulgaria 17.7 2000
130 Russia 17.3 2000
=131 Bahrain 17.2 2000
=131 Cyprus 17.2 2000
=133 Suriname 17.1 2000
=133 Belarus 17.1 2000
135 Lebanon 17 2000
136 Barbados 16.9 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.37 2000
137 Lithuania 16 2000
138 United Arab Emirates 15.9 2000
=139 Monaco 15.6 2002
=139 Georgia 15.6 2000
=139 New Zealand 15.6 2000
142 Finland 15.5 2000
143 United States 15.4 2000
=144 Canada 15 2002
=144 Latvia 15 2000
146 Marshall Islands 14.9 2002
147 Germany 14.8 2000
148 Seychelles 14.7 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 14.62 2000
149 Brunei 14.6 1995
European Union average (profile) 14.59 2000
=150 Spain 14.3 2000
=150 French Polynesia 14.3 1995
=152 Estonia 14.1 2000
=152 Slovenia 14.1 2002
154 The Bahamas 14 2002
155 Kuwait 13.8 2002
156 Switzerland 13.6 2000
157 Austria 13.5 2002
158 Portugal 12.9 2000
159 Greece 12.7 2000
160 Qatar 12.6 2000
161 Israel 12.2 2000
162 Belgium 12.1 2000
163 Saudi Arabia 11.8 2000
164 Luxembourg 11.7 2000
165 Sweden 11.4 2000
166 Poland 11.1 2000
167 Iceland 10.9 2002
=168 Italy 10.7 2000
=168 Cuba 10.7 2000
170 Hungary 10.5 2000
171 Denmark 9.9 2000
172 Netherlands 9.8 2000
173 Bermuda 9.3 2000
174 Australia 9.1 1995
175 Libya 8.4 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Pupils--teacher-ratio/Primary-level

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