Afghanistan: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Afghanistan

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 48.79
 Year 2018
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1970 - 2018
 Average 42.14
 Min - Max 32.1 - 57.91
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1970 to 2018. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 42.14 students per teacher with a minimum of 32.1 students per teacher in 1998 and a maximum of 57.91 students per teacher in 1994. The latest value from 2018 is 48.79 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 86 countries is 24.26 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Student teacher ratio, primary school - recent values

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Afghanistan - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1970-2018




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Afghanistan is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.


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