Pupil/teacher ratio

definition

Average number of pupils per teacher at a specific level of education.

example of use

Between 1999 and 2011, the pupil/teacher ratio in primary education increased by at least 20% in nine countries. By contrast, it fell by at least 20% in 60 countries. Congo, Ethiopia and Mali more than doubled primary school enrolment and yet decreased their pupil/teacher ratios by more than 10 pupils per teacher (UNESCO, 2014: 5).

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