Pupil / textbook ratio is the average number of pupils for every textbook in schools


Textbooks are one of the major teaching and learning resources used in schools. Given that a large number low income families cannot afford to buy their own textbooks, this is an important indicator related to equal access to quality education

Available data: 

For the number of pupils per textbook (mathematics and reading only) in public primary schools in African countries, see EdStats (Africa Dataset)

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 13 (2) (a), International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Article 28 (1) (a), Convention on the Rights of the Child; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13 (3) (a), Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11 (3) (a), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Levels and Types of Education: 
Types of Indicator: 
Levels of disaggregation: 
Level of Education, Region, Urban/Rural