Zambia: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 Zambia

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 42.06
 Reference 2017
 Measure students per teacher
 Source UNESCO

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 133 countries is 21.69 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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