Sri Lanka: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Sri Lanka

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 21.74
 Year 2018
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1976 - 2018
 Average 25.29
 Min - Max 21.74 - 31.93
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1976 to 2018. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 25.29 students per teacher with a minimum of 21.74 students per teacher in 2018 and a maximum of 31.93 students per teacher in 1978. The latest value from 2018 is 21.74 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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Sri Lanka - Student teacher ratio, primary school - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1976-2018




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Sri Lanka 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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