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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Djibouti 100.00 2009
1 Lesotho 100.00 2015
1 Bhutan 100.00 2018
1 Morocco 100.00 2012
1 Panama 100.00 2017
1 Côte d'Ivoire 100.00 2018
1 Congo 100.00 2012
1 Jordan 100.00 2013
1 Myanmar 100.00 2017
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Bahrain 100.00 2018
1 Suriname 100.00 2018
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2016
1 Mauritius 100.00 2018
1 Seychelles 100.00 2017
1 Tajikistan 100.00 2016
1 Tunisia 100.00 2016
1 Armenia 100.00 2017
1 Azerbaijan 100.00 2018
1 Macao SAR, China 100.00 2018
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Philippines 100.00 2017
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2014
1 Cambodia 100.00 2018
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2012
1 Andorra 100.00 2018
1 Burundi 100.00 2018
1 Monaco 100.00 2019
1 Samoa 100.00 2018
30 Uzbekistan 98.75 2018
31 Malaysia 97.96 2018
32 Vietnam 96.74 2018
33 Mongolia 96.06 2018
34 Lao PDR 94.57 2018
35 Jamaica 92.95 2018
36 Colombia 92.47 2014
37 Costa Rica 90.28 2018
38 Kenya 90.00 2014
39 The Bahamas 88.24 2013
40 South Africa 87.22 2002
41 Belarus 86.70 2018
42 Equatorial Guinea 86.46 2015
43 Puerto Rico 84.40 2016
44 Paraguay 83.76 2012
45 Dominican Republic 83.01 2017
46 Brunei 82.93 2018
47 Mali 82.52 2011
48 Hong Kong SAR, China 81.48 2018
49 Niger 81.30 2017
50 Moldova 77.78 2018
51 El Salvador 76.16 2017
52 Serbia 75.45 2011
53 Benin 74.25 2018
54 The Gambia 72.49 2017
55 Togo 63.28 2018
56 Ecuador 62.09 2007
57 Senegal 60.52 2018
58 Guyana 60.00 2012
59 Burkina Faso 59.71 2018
60 Eswatini 56.41 2011
61 Botswana 56.10 2013
62 Ghana 51.47 2018
63 Nepal 51.33 2017
64 Liberia 51.26 2017
65 Kyrgyz Republic 48.00 2011
66 Mexico 47.20 2016
67 Cameroon 47.11 2017
68 Vanuatu 46.34 2015
69 Zimbabwe 46.30 2013
70 Rwanda 44.97 2018
71 Eritrea 44.74 2017
72 Sierra Leone 44.07 2015
73 Barbados 43.75 2018
74 Belize 42.86 2018
75 Angola 42.22 2011
76 Honduras 41.20 2013
77 Guinea 41.09 2008
78 Tanzania 39.81 2016
79 Solomon Islands 36.12 2018
80 Uganda 34.95 2017
81 Nicaragua 32.35 2010
82 Guinea-Bissau 27.84 2010
83 San Marino 25.00 2018
84 São Tomé and Principe 23.68 2015
85 Egypt 23.30 2016
86 Ethiopia 11.18 2008
87 Chad 10.96 2016
88 Bolivia 8.77 2017
89 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.26 2015
90 Madagascar 3.57 2018
91 Cuba 0.00 2011
91 Syrian Arab Republic 0.00 2013
91 Grenada 0.00 2003
91 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00 2013
91 Kuwait 0.00 2015
91 Nauru 0.00 2007

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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: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

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