Trained teachers in secondary education, female (% of female teachers) - Country Ranking

Definition: Trained teachers in secondary education are the percentage of secondary school teachers who have received the minimum organized teacher training (pre-service or in-service) required for teaching in a given country.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Djibouti 100.00 2014
1 Mauritania 100.00 2006
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Andorra 100.00 2014
1 Côte d'Ivoire 100.00 2014
1 Bhutan 100.00 1999
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2011
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2014
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Fiji 100.00 2012
1 Kuwait 100.00 2004
1 Iran 100.00 2014
1 Mongolia 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2001
1 Philippines 100.00 2013
1 Cuba 100.00 2014
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
19 Botswana 99.67 2013
20 Cambodia 99.36 2002
21 Colombia 99.33 2014
22 Cayman Islands 99.29 2012
23 Myanmar 98.80 2010
24 Malaysia 98.59 2013
25 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.42 2014
26 Belarus 96.37 2014
27 Congo 96.23 2012
28 Kenya 95.98 2008
29 Lebanon 95.90 2013
30 Costa Rica 95.49 2014
31 Venezuela 95.12 2014
32 Georgia 95.11 2009
33 Lao PDR 95.04 2007
34 Nigeria 94.73 2008
35 Guinea 93.67 2008
36 El Salvador 93.50 2011
37 Singapore 92.72 2009
38 Brunei 92.01 2014
39 Cabo Verde 90.63 2014
40 Dominican Republic 90.36 2012
41 The Gambia 90.01 2014
42 Panama 89.17 2012
43 Mozambique 89.09 2013
44 Lesotho 87.25 2007
45 The Bahamas 87.08 2009
46 Solomon Islands 86.85 2013
47 Jamaica 86.78 2014
48 Eritrea 86.57 2013
49 Uganda 86.32 2004
50 Kyrgyz Republic 86.15 2010
51 Mali 86.08 2008
52 Syrian Arab Republic 85.31 2014
53 Bahrain 84.94 2014
54 Macao SAR, China 84.80 2014
55 Peru 83.28 2014
56 São Tomé and Principe 82.92 2014
57 Paraguay 82.58 2012
58 Ghana 82.15 2014
59 Ecuador 81.54 2014
60 Rwanda 80.57 2013
61 Nepal 79.03 2014
62 Malawi 77.79 2013
63 St. Lucia 76.04 2014
64 Zimbabwe 75.14 2012
65 Sierra Leone 74.99 2013
66 Swaziland 74.91 2013
67 Honduras 68.74 2004
68 Tonga 68.10 2013
69 Bangladesh 66.92 2013
70 Sudan 66.57 2012
71 Kiribati 64.67 2008
72 Ethiopia 64.64 2012
73 Burundi 62.98 2014
74 Cameroon 62.98 2014
75 Qatar 61.83 2011
76 Guyana 61.05 2010
77 Nicaragua 58.90 2010
78 Liberia 57.43 2014
79 Barbados 57.19 2006
80 Antigua and Barbuda 53.27 2014
81 St. Kitts and Nevis 52.97 2014
82 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51.94 2014
83 Belize 50.30 2014
84 Burkina Faso 49.69 2014
85 Serbia 45.60 2012
86 Dominica 45.38 2013
87 Grenada 43.49 2013
88 Niger 26.30 2014
89 Dem. Rep. Congo 22.35 2014
90 Madagascar 22.33 2014
91 Equatorial Guinea 16.07 2005
92 Suriname 13.95 2014
93 Benin 9.27 2014
94 Seychelles 7.96 2014
95 Albania 4.28 2014

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Development Relevance: Trained teachers refer to teaching force with the necessary pedagogical skills to teach and use teaching materials in an effective manner. The share of trained teachers reveals a country's commitment to investing in the development of its human capital engaged in teaching. Teachers are important resource, especially for children who are the first-generation of receiving education in their families and heavily rely on teachers in acquiring basic literacy skills. However, rapid increase in enrollments may cause the shortage of trained teachers. Education finance is a key for appropriate teacher allocations, since teacher salaries account for a large share of education budgets. The shortage of trained teacher may result in low qualified teachers in more disadvantaged area.

Limitations and Exceptions: This indicator does not take into account differences in teachers' experiences and status, teaching methods, teaching materials, and classroom conditions - all factors that affect the quality of teaching and learning. Some teachers without formal training may have acquired equivalent pedagogical skills through professional experience. In addition, national standards regarding teacher qualifications and pedagogical skills may vary.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Share of trained teachers is calculated by dividing the number of trained teachers of the specified level of education by total number of teachers at the same level of education, and multiplying by 100. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual