Trained teachers in preprimary education, male (% of male teachers) - Country Ranking

Definition: Trained teachers in preprimary education are the percentage of preprimary 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 Lesotho 100.00 2015
1 Mauritania 100.00 2014
1 Djibouti 100.00 2009
1 Bhutan 100.00 2016
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2011
1 Morocco 100.00 2012
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2015
1 Mauritius 100.00 2015
1 Seychelles 100.00 2001
1 Tajikistan 100.00 2016
1 Tunisia 100.00 2015
1 Andorra 100.00 2015
1 Burundi 100.00 2015
1 Samoa 100.00 2015
1 Bahrain 100.00 2015
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2012
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2016
1 Cambodia 100.00 2015
1 Malaysia 100.00 2015
1 Armenia 100.00 2015
1 Azerbaijan 100.00 2015
1 Macao SAR, China 100.00 2015
1 Côte d'Ivoire 100.00 2015
1 Congo 100.00 2012
1 Jordan 100.00 2013
1 Oman 100.00 2015
28 Vietnam 96.61 2015
29 Lao PDR 95.14 2015
30 Lebanon 93.01 2013
31 Colombia 92.47 2014
32 Kenya 90.00 2015
33 Costa Rica 88.04 2015
34 Brunei 87.50 2015
35 South Africa 87.22 2002
36 Belarus 86.58 2015
37 Equatorial Guinea 86.46 2015
38 Mongolia 85.11 2012
39 Paraguay 83.76 2012
40 Mali 82.52 2011
41 Jamaica 81.62 2015
42 Niger 81.38 2012
43 Dominican Republic 79.01 2012
44 Belize 77.78 2015
45 Serbia 75.45 2011
46 El Salvador 74.28 2015
47 The Gambia 72.46 2015
48 Ecuador 71.52 2016
49 Togo 64.86 2015
50 Guyana 60.00 2012
51 Solomon Islands 58.89 2014
52 Swaziland 56.41 2011
53 Myanmar 56.34 2010
54 Botswana 56.10 2013
55 Nepal 51.65 2016
56 Rwanda 51.04 2015
57 The Bahamas 50.00 2000
58 Chad 48.61 2013
59 Kyrgyz Republic 48.00 2011
60 Cameroon 47.39 2015
61 Vanuatu 46.34 2015
62 Zimbabwe 46.30 2013
63 Ghana 45.31 2016
64 Sierra Leone 44.07 2015
65 Angola 42.22 2011
66 Benin 41.70 2012
67 Honduras 41.20 2013
68 Guinea 41.09 2008
69 Sudan 39.95 2012
70 Senegal 33.17 2015
71 Nicaragua 32.35 2010
72 Liberia 30.18 2015
73 Eritrea 28.95 2015
74 Guinea-Bissau 27.84 2010
75 São Tomé and Principe 23.68 2015
76 Barbados 21.43 2011
77 Suriname 20.00 2015
78 Burkina Faso 17.18 2015
79 Madagascar 15.53 2015
80 Egypt 13.25 2014
81 Namibia 11.73 1999
82 Bolivia 11.56 2015
83 Ethiopia 11.18 2008
84 Panama 9.43 2012
85 Dem. Rep. Congo 8.06 2014
86 Tanzania 6.52 2010
87 Cuba 0.00 1999
87 Syrian Arab Republic 0.00 2013
87 Grenada 0.00 2003
87 Nauru 0.00 2007
87 Kuwait 0.00 2015
87 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00 2013

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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.

Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

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