Total number of teachers who have received the minimum organised teacher-training (pre-service or in-service) required for teaching at the relevant level of education in a given country, expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers at the same level of education (Source: UIS)


A low value for this indicator may be indicative that children are being taught by teachers who are not adequately trained, who may not have an adequate knowledge of the subject matter they teach, who do not have the necessary pedagogical skills to teach and may not use the available instructional materials in an effective manner. This would suggest a problem in the acceptability of the education system and the quality of education

Available data: 

UIS (Education>Human resources>Percentage of Teachers>Percentage of Trained Teachers by Level 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

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