South and Central Asia Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers

DEFINITION: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.


1 India 3.92 million 2011
2 Bangladesh 458,389 2011
3 Pakistan 438,161 2012
4 Nepal 173,714 2012
5 Uzbekistan 124,685 2011
6 Afghanistan 121,593 2011
7 Sri Lanka 72,114 2011
8 Kazakhstan 62,285 2012
9 Tajikistan 28,799 2012
10 Kyrgyzstan 16,959 2012
11 Bhutan 4,610 2012
12 Maldives 3,275 2011


South and Central Asia Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers


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