In 2011, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Malawi, Timor-Leste and Kenya are among 26 countries (out of 162 countries with data) that have a pupil-teacher ratio over 40:1, according to the 2013/4 Education for all global monitoring report page 85.
For some countries the ratio in 2011 was worse than in 1999, but this was because teacher recruitment had not kept pace with increases in children attending school due to policy changes. For example, in Malawi, the ratio increased by 20% to 76:1 in 2011. In Kenya, the ratio was below 40:1 in 1999,but increased to 47:1 in 2009.
|Group||Primary Pupil/teacher ratio 1999||Primary Pupil/teacher ratio 2011||Secondary Pupil/teacher ratio 1999||Secondary Pupil/teacher ratio 2011|
|Low income countries||43||43||28||26|
|Lower middle income countries||31||31||24||22|
|Upper middle income countries||24||19||16||15|
|High income countries||16||14||14||12|