Trained teachers in upper secondary education, male (% of male 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 Burundi 100.00 2018
1 Samoa 100.00 2014
1 Kuwait 100.00 2005
1 Nauru 100.00 2016
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2018
1 The Gambia 100.00 2018
1 Jordan 100.00 2018
1 Serbia 100.00 2007
1 Cuba 100.00 2018
1 Morocco 100.00 2018
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Djibouti 100.00 2015
1 Thailand 100.00 2015
1 Bhutan 100.00 2018
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Mongolia 100.00 2006
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Philippines 100.00 2017
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2016
1 Tunisia 100.00 2018
1 Bahrain 100.00 2018
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Ethiopia 100.00 2015
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
25 Cambodia 99.70 2007
26 Kenya 99.54 2012
27 Lao PDR 98.70 2018
28 Colombia 98.30 2017
29 Moldova 98.02 2018
30 Panama 97.42 2014
31 Costa Rica 96.06 2018
32 Cabo Verde 95.31 2018
33 Yemen 94.83 2013
34 Mozambique 94.69 2013
35 Iran 94.48 2017
36 Guinea 94.47 2008
37 Georgia 92.72 2009
38 Syrian Arab Republic 92.12 2013
39 Macao SAR, China 91.31 2018
40 El Salvador 90.00 2017
41 Uzbekistan 89.74 2018
42 Belarus 88.49 2018
43 Ghana 87.18 2018
44 São Tomé and Principe 85.29 2011
45 Fiji 85.22 2016
46 Brunei 85.09 2018
47 Myanmar 85.08 2017
48 Mali 84.16 2008
49 Puerto Rico 84.02 2016
50 Nepal 83.37 2015
51 The Bahamas 83.21 2016
52 Congo 82.57 2012
53 Dominican Republic 79.52 2015
54 Eritrea 79.20 2013
55 Egypt 78.75 2018
56 Sri Lanka 77.80 2017
57 Mauritania 76.75 2016
58 India 74.66 2017
59 Paraguay 72.14 2012
60 St. Lucia 69.53 2018
61 Azerbaijan 65.52 2018
62 Ecuador 64.28 2007
63 Tuvalu 63.64 2018
64 Sudan 61.31 2017
65 Solomon Islands 60.77 2015
66 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 60.00 2010
67 Liberia 59.96 2015
68 Burkina Faso 59.69 2018
69 Belize 58.53 2018
70 Honduras 56.14 2008
71 Bangladesh 55.79 2016
72 Nicaragua 55.55 2008
73 Rwanda 54.97 2018
74 Somalia 54.18 2007
75 Cameroon 51.22 2016
76 Chad 49.40 2016
77 Antigua and Barbuda 49.09 2010
78 Barbados 48.11 2018
79 St. Kitts and Nevis 48.10 2012
80 Angola 47.81 2015
81 Qatar 45.92 2008
82 Guyana 42.75 2009
83 Sierra Leone 41.24 2018
84 Dominica 40.79 2016
85 Grenada 38.32 2017
86 Kiribati 32.88 2008
87 Benin 32.59 2000
88 Tonga 26.47 1998
89 Nigeria 21.28 2010
90 Madagascar 13.98 2018
91 Niger 12.90 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