Trained teachers in lower secondary education, female (% of female teachers) - Country Ranking

Definition: Trained teachers in lower secondary education are the percentage of lower secondary 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 Cayman Islands 100.00 2018
1 Cambodia 100.00 2018
1 The Gambia 100.00 2018
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Iran 100.00 2017
1 Cuba 100.00 2018
1 Morocco 100.00 2018
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2016
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Tunisia 100.00 2018
1 Bhutan 100.00 2018
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Andorra 100.00 2012
1 Burundi 100.00 2018
1 Fiji 100.00 2012
1 Jordan 100.00 2018
1 Mongolia 100.00 2007
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Philippines 100.00 2017
1 Nauru 100.00 2016
1 Mauritania 100.00 2015
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
1 Bahrain 100.00 2018
1 Djibouti 100.00 2015
1 San Marino 100.00 2018
27 Azerbaijan 99.80 2018
28 Vietnam 99.78 2018
29 Congo 99.26 2012
30 Kenya 99.26 2008
31 Uzbekistan 99.17 2018
32 Moldova 98.94 2018
33 Colombia 98.73 2017
34 Belarus 98.72 2018
35 Cabo Verde 97.25 2018
36 Costa Rica 96.04 2018
37 Zambia 95.55 2012
38 Lao PDR 95.24 2018
39 Georgia 95.01 2009
40 El Salvador 94.64 2017
41 Myanmar 94.37 2017
42 Panama 94.16 2017
43 Guinea 93.38 2008
44 Brunei 91.98 2018
45 Macao SAR, China 91.17 2018
46 Nepal 90.06 2017
47 Suriname 89.81 2018
48 Eritrea 88.99 2013
49 Mozambique 88.73 2013
50 Solomon Islands 88.14 2017
51 Dominican Republic 88.07 2015
52 Tonga 87.46 1998
53 Paraguay 86.90 2012
54 Kiribati 86.04 2014
55 Nigeria 85.66 2010
56 Egypt 85.40 2018
57 The Bahamas 85.05 2016
58 Sri Lanka 84.85 2017
59 Puerto Rico 84.01 2016
60 Kuwait 82.14 2012
61 Ghana 81.66 2018
62 India 78.37 2017
63 St. Lucia 77.31 2018
64 Ecuador 76.83 2007
65 Honduras 69.54 2004
66 Bangladesh 67.61 2016
67 Rwanda 67.59 2018
68 Sierra Leone 67.38 2018
69 Belize 66.26 2018
70 Tuvalu 65.85 2018
71 Mali 63.89 2018
72 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 63.70 2010
73 Nicaragua 63.22 2008
74 Monaco 61.90 2019
75 Liberia 61.62 2015
76 Cameroon 60.05 2016
77 Burkina Faso 60.04 2018
78 Serbia 60.03 2011
79 Comoros 59.85 2011
80 Angola 59.44 2015
81 Albania 59.39 2018
82 Guyana 57.84 2009
83 St. Kitts and Nevis 54.97 2012
84 Ethiopia 52.79 2011
85 Pakistan 52.49 2018
86 Dominica 50.99 2016
87 Qatar 50.56 2008
88 Barbados 49.03 2018
89 Grenada 47.24 2017
90 Benin 43.77 2000
91 Trinidad and Tobago 41.67 2009
92 Chad 40.02 2016
93 Antigua and Barbuda 39.93 2010
94 Madagascar 26.61 2018
95 Vanuatu 21.97 2015
96 São Tomé and Principe 18.06 2016
97 Equatorial Guinea 11.06 2015
98 Niger 10.77 2017

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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