For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 1970 to 2017. The average value for Zambia during that period was 47.66 students per teacher with a minimum of 38.19 students per teacher in 1996 and a maximum of 57.01 students per teacher in 2006.
The latest value from 2017 is 42.06 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 134
countries is 21.79 students per teacher.
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The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Zambia 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.