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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000

DEFINITION: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Gabon 8.13 2011
2 Seychelles 7.5 2011
3 Swaziland 6.76 2011
4 Botswana 6.67 2009
5 Sierra Leone 6.35 2012
6 Sao Tome and Principe 6.29 2012
7 Liberia 6.16 2011
8 Comoros 6 2011
9 Cape Verde 5.98 2012
10 Lesotho 5.46 2012
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.26 2012
12 Togo 4.94 2012
13 Ghana 4.85 2012
14 Zimbabwe 4.83 2003
15 Uganda 4.82 2011
16 Angola 4.79 2010
17 Equatorial Guinea 4.78 2012
18 South Africa 4.64 2012
19 Madagascar 4.59 2012
20 Zambia 4.53 2012
21 Namibia 4.52 2012
22 Benin 4.48 2012
23 Burundi 4.27 2012
24 Mauritius 4.2 2012
25 Senegal 4.1 2012
26 The Gambia 4.02 2012
27 Cameroon 3.89 2012
28 Mozambique 3.88 2012
29 Kenya 3.84 2009
30 Republic of the Congo 3.81 2012
31 Tanzania 3.79 2012
32 Mauritania 3.63 2012
33 Nigeria 3.59 2010
34 Sudan 3.55 2009
35 Cote d'Ivoire 3.53 2012
36 Rwanda 3.53 2012
37 Guinea-Bissau 3.39 2010
38 Guinea 3.21 2012
39 Malawi 3.13 2012
40 Niger 3.08 2012
41 Mali 3.03 2011
42 Burkina Faso 2.95 2012
43 Ethiopia 2.95 2012
44 Chad 2.74 2012
45 Djibouti 2.12 2012
46 Central African Republic 1.83 2012
47 Somalia 1.44 2007
48 Eritrea 1.33 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Education/Primary-education,-teachers-per-1000

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000

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Interesting observations about Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000

  • Libya ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 1983.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked second for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Gabon ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Eritrea has ranked last for primary education, teachers per 1000 since 2008.
  • Lebanon ranked second for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Former French colonies in 2012.
  • San Marino ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Landlocked countries in 2012.
  • Federated States of Micronesia ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 globally in 1971.
  • Maldives ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2011.
  • Iraq ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Failed states in 2007.
  • Iceland ranked first for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2011.
  • Russia ranked last for primary education, teachers per 1000 amongst Former Soviet republics in 2009.
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