Trained teachers in upper secondary education (% of total 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 Kuwait 100.00 2008
1 Nauru 100.00 2016
1 The Gambia 100.00 2018
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2016
1 Iraq 100.00 2004
1 Tunisia 100.00 2018
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 Cayman Islands 100.00 2018
1 Jordan 100.00 2018
1 Serbia 100.00 2007
1 Bhutan 100.00 2018
1 Papua New Guinea 100.00 2012
1 Bahrain 100.00 2018
1 Ethiopia 100.00 2015
1 Croatia 100.00 2003
1 Mongolia 100.00 2006
1 Oman 100.00 2018
1 Philippines 100.00 2017
24 Cambodia 99.78 2007
25 Kenya 99.61 2012
26 Moldova 98.98 2018
27 Colombia 98.70 2017
28 Lao PDR 98.41 2018
29 Panama 98.08 2014
30 Cabo Verde 96.32 2018
31 Costa Rica 95.97 2018
32 Iran 95.12 2017
33 Mozambique 95.06 2013
34 Georgia 94.84 2009
35 Yemen 94.55 2013
36 Guinea 94.46 2008
37 Tajikistan 94.35 2003
38 Macao SAR, China 92.61 2018
39 Myanmar 91.85 2017
40 Syrian Arab Republic 91.70 2013
41 El Salvador 91.60 2017
42 Belarus 91.55 2018
43 Uzbekistan 90.39 2018
44 Mexico 90.05 2015
45 Brunei 88.28 2018
46 Ghana 88.20 2018
47 Nepal 88.01 2017
48 São Tomé and Principe 87.06 2011
49 The Bahamas 86.12 2016
50 Fiji 85.66 2016
51 Congo 84.22 2012
52 Puerto Rico 84.02 2016
53 Mali 83.80 2008
54 Egypt 80.41 2018
55 Eritrea 80.01 2013
56 Sri Lanka 79.83 2017
57 Samoa 79.51 2016
58 Dominican Republic 79.38 2015
59 India 76.36 2017
60 Mauritania 75.97 2016
61 Paraguay 75.44 2012
62 St. Lucia 72.89 2018
63 Azerbaijan 71.89 2018
64 Ecuador 70.41 2007
65 Sudan 64.71 2017
66 Solomon Islands 62.99 2015
67 Nicaragua 62.45 2008
68 Tuvalu 62.00 2018
69 Honduras 61.58 2008
70 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 60.70 2010
71 Liberia 59.88 2015
72 Burkina Faso 59.75 2018
73 Bangladesh 58.54 2016
74 Belize 58.31 2018
75 Cameroon 57.49 2016
76 Rwanda 56.12 2018
77 Somalia 54.20 2007
78 St. Kitts and Nevis 52.88 2012
79 Qatar 50.95 2008
80 Suriname 50.23 2015
81 Guyana 49.94 2009
82 Chad 49.34 2016
83 Barbados 48.90 2018
84 Dominica 48.75 2016
85 Antigua and Barbuda 48.31 2010
86 Angola 46.69 2015
87 Comoros 44.83 2003
88 Grenada 44.55 2017
89 Sierra Leone 42.05 2018
90 Tonga 37.89 1998
91 Kiribati 33.60 2008
92 Benin 33.25 2000
93 Nigeria 18.53 2010
94 Madagascar 14.19 2018
95 Niger 12.98 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