Trained teachers in lower secondary education, male (% of male 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/)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Bahrain 100.00 2018
1 San Marino 100.00 2018
1 Djibouti 100.00 2015
1 Mauritania 100.00 2015
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
1 Jordan 100.00 2018
1 Cuba 100.00 2018
1 Morocco 100.00 2018
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2016
1 Tunisia 100.00 2018
1 Iran 100.00 2017
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
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 The Gambia 100.00 2018
1 Mongolia 100.00 2007
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Philippines 100.00 2017
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2018
25 Azerbaijan 99.64 2018
26 Uzbekistan 99.13 2018
27 Belarus 98.72 2018
28 Kenya 97.73 2008
29 Colombia 97.58 2017
30 Vietnam 97.39 2018
31 Costa Rica 96.19 2018
32 Tonga 94.72 1998
33 Moldova 94.58 2018
34 Cabo Verde 94.47 2018
35 Lao PDR 94.22 2018
36 Panama 93.78 2017
37 Georgia 91.92 2009
38 El Salvador 91.46 2017
39 Zambia 89.72 2012
40 Nepal 89.25 2017
41 Brunei 89.14 2018
42 Guinea 88.54 2008
43 Dominican Republic 88.26 2015
44 Kiribati 87.74 2014
45 Macao SAR, China 87.63 2018
46 Myanmar 86.60 2017
47 Solomon Islands 85.76 2017
48 Eritrea 85.06 2013
49 Nigeria 84.33 2010
50 Mozambique 84.32 2013
51 Paraguay 84.20 2012
52 Puerto Rico 84.03 2016
53 Sri Lanka 83.63 2017
54 Comoros 81.79 2011
55 Egypt 81.05 2018
56 The Bahamas 78.57 2016
57 Kuwait 75.69 2012
58 Suriname 74.74 2018
59 Pakistan 73.67 2018
60 Monaco 73.08 2019
61 Ethiopia 71.10 2011
62 St. Lucia 71.02 2018
63 Tuvalu 68.57 2018
64 Bangladesh 67.05 2016
65 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 65.36 2010
66 Ecuador 64.45 2007
67 Liberia 62.54 2015
68 Honduras 60.08 2004
69 Burkina Faso 59.69 2018
70 Belize 55.42 2018
71 Mali 53.83 2018
72 Guyana 53.75 2009
73 Sierra Leone 51.88 2018
74 Angola 50.73 2015
75 St. Kitts and Nevis 50.56 2012
76 Nicaragua 49.58 2008
77 Albania 49.05 2018
78 Barbados 48.39 2018
79 Cameroon 46.68 2016
80 Congo 44.36 2012
81 Dominica 41.33 2016
82 Serbia 40.63 2011
83 Grenada 39.74 2017
84 Chad 39.47 2016
85 Benin 38.62 2000
86 Trinidad and Tobago 38.19 2009
87 Antigua and Barbuda 32.56 2010
88 São Tomé and Principe 21.30 2016
89 Vanuatu 21.12 2015
90 Niger 9.17 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