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

Definition: Trained teachers in upper secondary education are the percentage of upper 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 Jordan 100.00 2018
1 Serbia 100.00 2007
1 Bahrain 100.00 2018
1 Burundi 100.00 2018
1 Samoa 100.00 2014
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2016
1 Tunisia 100.00 2018
1 The Gambia 100.00 2018
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Cambodia 100.00 2007
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2018
1 Djibouti 100.00 2015
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
1 Cuba 100.00 2018
1 Morocco 100.00 2018
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Bhutan 100.00 2018
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Ethiopia 100.00 2015
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Kuwait 100.00 2005
1 Nauru 100.00 2016
1 Mongolia 100.00 2006
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Philippines 100.00 2017
26 Kenya 99.74 2012
27 Moldova 99.36 2018
28 Colombia 99.16 2017
29 Panama 98.57 2014
30 Lao PDR 98.10 2018
31 Cabo Verde 97.52 2018
32 Mozambique 96.52 2013
33 Costa Rica 95.91 2018
34 Iran 95.66 2017
35 Georgia 95.21 2009
36 Tonga 94.96 1998
37 Guinea 94.31 2008
38 São Tomé and Principe 94.12 2011
39 Yemen 93.84 2013
40 Macao SAR, China 93.63 2018
41 Myanmar 93.59 2017
42 Congo 93.40 2012
43 El Salvador 93.14 2017
44 Belarus 92.51 2018
45 Ghana 91.80 2018
46 Syrian Arab Republic 91.31 2013
47 Uzbekistan 90.98 2018
48 Brunei 89.89 2018
49 The Bahamas 87.49 2016
50 Fiji 86.01 2016
51 Puerto Rico 84.02 2016
52 Eritrea 83.66 2013
53 Egypt 82.51 2018
54 Nepal 81.37 2015
55 Sri Lanka 80.83 2017
56 Mali 79.47 2008
57 Dominican Republic 79.29 2015
58 India 78.70 2017
59 Paraguay 77.52 2012
60 Ecuador 76.60 2007
61 Azerbaijan 74.29 2018
62 St. Lucia 74.22 2018
63 Bangladesh 70.83 2016
64 Mauritania 69.77 2016
65 Sudan 68.65 2017
66 Nicaragua 68.10 2008
67 Solomon Islands 68.00 2015
68 Cameroon 68.00 2016
69 Honduras 66.30 2008
70 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 61.08 2010
71 Tuvalu 60.71 2018
72 Burkina Faso 60.08 2018
73 Rwanda 59.31 2018
74 Liberia 58.24 2015
75 Belize 58.16 2018
76 St. Kitts and Nevis 55.81 2012
77 Qatar 55.02 2008
78 Somalia 54.36 2007
79 Guyana 53.48 2009
80 Dominica 51.72 2016
81 Sierra Leone 50.45 2018
82 Barbados 49.30 2018
83 Chad 48.49 2016
84 Grenada 47.96 2017
85 Antigua and Barbuda 47.91 2010
86 Angola 42.66 2015
87 Benin 37.26 2000
88 Kiribati 34.62 2008
89 Nigeria 15.29 2010
90 Madagascar 14.53 2018
91 Niger 13.29 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