In primary schools in the European Union, there are, on average, 14 students per teacher, but the classes in Romania are the most numerous, given that in 2019 there were almost 20 students per teacher, while in Greece there were 8, 7 students to a teacher, according to data published on Tuesday by Eurostat.
In total, in 2019, there were two million teachers in the EU (85% women and 15% men) and 24.5 million students in primary education.
The countries with the highest number of students for a single teacher are Romania (19.4 students), France (18.8 students), and the Czech Republic (18.7 students). At the opposite pole are Greece (8.7 children), Luxembourg (9 children), and Poland (9.6 students).
The average number of students for a single teacher decreased slightly in the EU from 13.6 students in 2018 to 13.5 students in 2019. A similar trend was registered in Romania, from 19.5 students in 2018 to 19.4 students in 2019.