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 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Andorra 100.00 2015
1 Burundi 100.00 2015
1 Fiji 100.00 2012
1 Kuwait 100.00 2004
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2016
1 Côte d'Ivoire 100.00 2015
1 Jordan 100.00 2014
1 Cuba 100.00 2015
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Iran 100.00 2015
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Bhutan 100.00 1999
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2011
1 Mongolia 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2001
1 Philippines 100.00 2013
1 Djibouti 100.00 2015
1 Lesotho 100.00 2015
1 Mauritania 100.00 2015
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
23 Malaysia 100.00 2015
24 Cambodia 99.36 2002
25 Colombia 99.33 2014
26 Cayman Islands 99.29 2012
27 Botswana 99.14 2007
28 Lebanon 99.02 2014
29 Seychelles 98.89 2015
30 Myanmar 98.80 2010
31 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.84 2015
32 Belarus 96.36 2015
33 Costa Rica 96.28 2015
34 Congo 96.23 2012
35 Panama 96.04 2014
36 Kenya 95.98 2008
37 Palau 95.12 2016
38 Georgia 95.11 2009
39 Lao PDR 95.04 2007
40 Puerto Rico 94.00 2014
41 Guinea 93.67 2008
42 El Salvador 93.46 2015
43 Singapore 92.72 2009
44 Brunei 91.46 2015
45 Cabo Verde 90.63 2014
46 Dominican Republic 90.36 2012
47 Macao SAR, China 88.48 2015
48 Jamaica 87.93 2015
49 The Bahamas 87.08 2009
50 Eritrea 86.57 2013
51 Uganda 86.32 2004
52 Mali 86.08 2008
53 Mozambique 85.90 2015
54 Peru 85.90 2015
55 Ghana 85.68 2016
56 Bahrain 84.74 2015
57 Paraguay 82.58 2012
58 Kyrgyz Republic 80.84 2008
59 Nepal 80.31 2015
60 Solomon Islands 78.55 2015
61 Ecuador 78.13 2016
62 Malawi 77.79 2013
63 St. Lucia 76.04 2014
64 Zimbabwe 75.07 2013
65 Swaziland 74.91 2013
66 Antigua and Barbuda 72.99 2015
67 Honduras 68.74 2004
68 Egypt 68.10 2014
69 Ethiopia 66.95 2008
70 Bangladesh 66.92 2013
71 Kiribati 64.67 2008
72 Cameroon 63.21 2015
73 St. Kitts and Nevis 62.43 2015
74 Qatar 61.83 2011
75 Guyana 61.05 2010
76 Liberia 60.70 2015
77 Burkina Faso 60.19 2015
78 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 59.96 2015
79 Tonga 59.16 2014
80 Nicaragua 58.90 2010
81 Bolivia 58.50 2015
82 Barbados 57.19 2006
83 São Tomé and Principe 56.94 2015
84 Belize 53.11 2015
85 Dominica 47.24 2015
86 Rwanda 46.71 2015
87 Nigeria 45.96 2010
88 Serbia 45.60 2012
89 Grenada 44.57 2015
90 Sierra Leone 44.35 2015
91 Senegal 40.82 2015
92 Nauru 34.62 2007
93 Mauritius 33.40 2015
94 Dem. Rep. Congo 22.35 2014
95 Madagascar 22.33 2014
96 Benin 22.25 2015
97 Vanuatu 20.91 2015
98 Suriname 19.53 2015
99 Equatorial Guinea 16.07 2005
100 Niger 15.02 2015

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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