Pakistan is facing a serious issue of the shortage of the teachers at primary level. Jang Development Reporting Cell indicated that on an average, one teacher is available for 49 students, which is much higher than world average and even the highest in South Asia.
Jang Development reporting Cell, collected data from UNESCO, World Economic Forum, Economic Survey of Pakistan and compared the results with 189 countries of the world. Pakistan was ranked 9th lowest country for Students to teacher ratio. The other 8 lower countries are all African countries. Pakistan's students to teacher ratio are also highest in South Asia. On an average, one teacher is available at primary level for 49 students.
As the students to teacher ration increases, the access of students to the teacher decreases. This is because the teacher workload increases and becomes very difficult to give attention to the problems a student is facing. Students to teacher ratio are also known as pupil-teacher ratio. Pupil-teacher ratio is very important as it is used to measure the workload o f the teachers and human resource allocations in educational institutions. It also indicates the average amount of time and individual attention a pupil is likely to receive from teachers.