Number of required years of education for qualified teachers is the number of years of higher education required in a country to be a teacher at a given level of education


A relatively low number of years (when compared with other countries) may be indicative of inadequate efforts by the State to ensure a good quality of education

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 13, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Article 28, Convention on the Rights of the Child; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13, Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 13, African Youth Charter; Article 41 (2), Arab Charter; Article 4, UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

Levels and Types of Education: 
Types of Indicator: 
Levels of disaggregation: 
Level of Education, Public/Private, Region