Malawi: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Malawi

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 58.68
 Year 2018
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1999 - 2018
 Average 72.72
 Min - Max 58.68 - 80.68
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1999 to 2018. The average value for Malawi during that period was 72.72 students per teacher with a minimum of 58.68 students per teacher in 2018 and a maximum of 80.68 students per teacher in 2009. The latest value from 2018 is 58.68 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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Malawi - Student teacher ratio, primary school - Recent values chart

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Malawi - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1999-2018




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Malawi 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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