Trained teachers in secondary education, male (% of male 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 Iran 100.00 2015
1 Cuba 100.00 2015
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Djibouti 100.00 2015
1 Lesotho 100.00 2015
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
1 Mongolia 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2001
1 Philippines 100.00 2013
1 Andorra 100.00 2015
1 Burundi 100.00 2015
1 Fiji 100.00 2012
1 Côte d'Ivoire 100.00 2015
1 Jordan 100.00 2014
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2016
1 Bhutan 100.00 1999
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2011
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Kuwait 100.00 2004
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
22 Malaysia 100.00 2015
23 Mauritania 99.39 2015
24 Botswana 99.11 2007
25 Cambodia 98.92 2002
26 Myanmar 98.90 2010
27 Seychelles 98.83 2015
28 Colombia 98.79 2014
29 Cayman Islands 98.53 2012
30 Lebanon 98.36 2014
31 Kenya 98.03 2008
32 Costa Rica 96.36 2015
33 Hong Kong SAR, China 96.22 2015
34 Panama 95.21 2014
35 Belarus 94.68 2015
36 Puerto Rico 94.00 2014
37 Palau 93.55 2016
38 Georgia 92.34 2009
39 Lao PDR 91.68 2007
40 Guinea 90.63 2008
41 El Salvador 90.36 2015
42 Singapore 89.53 2009
43 Brunei 88.99 2015
44 Dominican Republic 88.88 2012
45 Macao SAR, China 85.74 2015
46 Mozambique 84.66 2015
47 Cabo Verde 84.03 2014
48 Peru 84.02 2015
49 The Bahamas 83.35 2009
50 Eritrea 82.49 2013
51 Nepal 82.32 2015
52 Bahrain 81.11 2015
53 Uganda 80.98 2004
54 Mali 80.05 2008
55 Kyrgyz Republic 79.39 2008
56 Jamaica 78.82 2015
57 Paraguay 78.42 2012
58 Swaziland 77.67 2013
59 Solomon Islands 75.47 2015
60 Qatar 72.49 2011
61 Ghana 72.47 2016
62 Antigua and Barbuda 72.11 2015
63 Zimbabwe 71.16 2013
64 Ecuador 68.72 2016
65 Ethiopia 63.43 2008
66 Liberia 61.78 2015
67 St. Lucia 60.76 2014
68 Malawi 60.68 2013
69 Burkina Faso 59.92 2015
70 Kiribati 59.65 2008
71 Egypt 59.34 2014
72 Honduras 59.17 2004
73 Barbados 57.05 2006
74 Bangladesh 55.70 2013
75 Bolivia 55.63 2015
76 Congo 55.47 2012
77 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 55.26 2015
78 Tonga 54.89 2014
79 Rwanda 53.59 2015
80 St. Kitts and Nevis 53.50 2015
81 Senegal 50.89 2015
82 Guyana 49.46 2010
83 Cameroon 47.81 2015
84 Nigeria 45.91 2010
85 Nicaragua 44.68 2010
86 Nauru 42.86 2007
87 Dominica 40.29 2015
88 Sierra Leone 37.60 2015
89 Belize 37.05 2015
90 Grenada 36.57 2015
91 Serbia 30.08 2012
92 Mauritius 27.74 2015
93 São Tomé and Principe 25.92 2015
94 Suriname 25.75 2015
95 Equatorial Guinea 25.51 2005
96 Dem. Rep. Congo 23.68 2014
97 Vanuatu 21.58 2015
98 Benin 19.72 2015
99 Madagascar 19.41 2014
100 Niger 15.01 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