Trained teachers in secondary education (% of total 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 Iran 100.00 2014
1 Fiji 100.00 2012
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 Kuwait 100.00 2008
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 Cuba 100.00 2014
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Mongolia 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2001
1 Philippines 100.00 2013
18 Botswana 99.66 2013
19 Lao PDR 99.63 2014
20 Cambodia 99.36 2007
21 Colombia 99.07 2014
22 Cayman Islands 99.04 2012
23 Malaysia 98.47 2013
24 Namibia 97.46 2007
25 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.13 2014
26 Belarus 96.03 2014
27 Lebanon 95.69 2013
28 Costa Rica 95.68 2014
29 Georgia 94.72 2009
30 Myanmar 93.83 2014
31 Venezuela 93.70 2014
32 Nigeria 92.79 2008
33 Kenya 92.34 2009
34 Tajikistan 92.12 2004
35 The Gambia 91.65 2014
36 Singapore 91.63 2009
37 El Salvador 91.46 2011
38 Brunei 91.36 2014
39 Mexico 91.00 2010
40 Guinea 90.81 2008
41 Dominican Republic 89.85 2012
42 Rwanda 89.17 2013
43 The Bahamas 89.00 2010
44 Panama 88.47 2012
45 Syrian Arab Republic 87.63 2014
46 Cabo Verde 86.88 2014
47 Mozambique 86.87 2013
48 Kyrgyz Republic 84.65 2010
49 Solomon Islands 84.58 2013
50 Jamaica 83.82 2014
51 Bhutan 83.27 2008
52 Bahrain 83.27 2014
53 Eritrea 83.21 2013
54 Uganda 82.15 2004
55 Sri Lanka 82.11 2011
56 Macao SAR, China 81.76 2014
57 Ecuador 81.29 2014
58 Lesotho 81.25 2007
59 Peru 81.20 2014
60 Paraguay 81.00 2012
61 Mali 80.67 2008
62 Nepal 80.19 2014
63 Swaziland 76.31 2013
64 Ethiopia 75.24 2012
65 Burundi 72.35 2014
66 Ghana 72.31 2014
67 St. Lucia 71.50 2014
68 Zimbabwe 71.09 2012
69 Qatar 66.62 2011
70 Sudan 65.70 2012
71 Malawi 65.62 2013
72 Tonga 65.05 2013
73 Honduras 64.40 2004
74 Sierra Leone 64.25 2013
75 Kiribati 62.05 2008
76 Congo 59.21 2012
77 Bangladesh 58.04 2013
78 Guyana 57.36 2010
79 Barbados 57.13 2006
80 Antigua and Barbuda 55.19 2014
81 Liberia 54.63 2014
82 Cameroon 53.64 2014
83 Chad 53.03 2013
84 Nicaragua 52.57 2010
85 Comoros 51.19 2003
86 St. Kitts and Nevis 50.68 2014
87 Togo 50.27 2006
88 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 50.15 2014
89 São Tomé and Principe 48.17 2014
90 Burkina Faso 46.91 2014
91 Belize 44.65 2014
92 Mauritius 44.36 2012
93 Dominica 41.07 2013
94 Grenada 40.61 2013
95 Serbia 39.96 2012
96 Equatorial Guinea 24.72 2005
97 Dem. Rep. Congo 23.52 2014
98 Madagascar 20.68 2014
99 Niger 15.73 2014
100 Suriname 13.86 2014
101 Benin 8.70 2014
102 Seychelles 8.00 2014
103 Albania 5.77 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