Trained teachers in secondary education, male (% of male 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 Mongolia 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2001
1 Philippines 100.00 2013
1 Fiji 100.00 2012
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 Cuba 100.00 2014
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2014
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Djibouti 100.00 2014
1 Mauritania 100.00 2006
1 Iran 100.00 2014
1 Andorra 100.00 2014
1 Kuwait 100.00 2004
19 Botswana 99.64 2013
20 Cambodia 98.92 2002
21 Myanmar 98.90 2010
22 Colombia 98.79 2014
23 Cayman Islands 98.53 2012
24 Malaysia 98.23 2013
25 Kenya 98.03 2008
26 Costa Rica 95.92 2014
27 Hong Kong SAR, China 95.76 2014
28 Lebanon 95.31 2013
29 Belarus 94.58 2014
30 Rwanda 92.60 2013
31 Georgia 92.34 2009
32 The Gambia 91.93 2014
33 Lao PDR 91.68 2007
34 Nigeria 91.52 2008
35 Venezuela 90.93 2014
36 Guinea 90.63 2008
37 Syrian Arab Republic 90.21 2014
38 Brunei 90.06 2014
39 Singapore 89.53 2009
40 El Salvador 89.17 2011
41 Dominican Republic 88.88 2012
42 Panama 87.44 2012
43 Mozambique 86.28 2013
44 Cabo Verde 84.03 2014
45 Solomon Islands 83.48 2013
46 The Bahamas 83.35 2009
47 Eritrea 82.49 2013
48 Uganda 80.98 2004
49 Bahrain 80.93 2014
50 Ecuador 80.80 2014
51 Nepal 80.52 2014
52 Mali 80.05 2008
53 Peru 79.57 2014
54 Ethiopia 78.64 2012
55 Paraguay 78.42 2012
56 Swaziland 77.67 2013
57 Macao SAR, China 77.41 2014
58 Kyrgyz Republic 77.20 2010
59 Jamaica 76.96 2014
60 Burundi 75.14 2014
61 Lesotho 73.86 2007
62 Qatar 72.49 2011
63 Ghana 69.14 2014
64 Zimbabwe 67.82 2012
65 Sudan 64.81 2012
66 Sierra Leone 62.62 2013
67 Tonga 61.15 2013
68 St. Lucia 60.76 2014
69 Malawi 60.68 2013
70 Antigua and Barbuda 60.33 2014
71 Kiribati 59.65 2008
72 Honduras 59.17 2004
73 Barbados 57.05 2006
74 Bangladesh 55.70 2013
75 Congo 55.47 2012
76 Liberia 54.50 2014
77 Guyana 49.46 2010
78 Cameroon 48.95 2014
79 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 46.75 2014
80 Burkina Faso 46.36 2014
81 St. Kitts and Nevis 45.68 2014
82 Nicaragua 44.68 2010
83 Grenada 35.71 2013
84 Belize 35.16 2014
85 São Tomé and Principe 33.09 2014
86 Serbia 30.08 2012
87 Dominica 30.07 2013
88 Equatorial Guinea 25.51 2005
89 Dem. Rep. Congo 23.68 2014
90 Madagascar 19.41 2014
91 Suriname 13.63 2014
92 Niger 13.08 2014
93 Benin 8.63 2014
94 Albania 8.50 2014
95 Seychelles 8.06 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