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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers > % female

DEFINITION: Primary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Primary is the number of female teachers at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year. 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Seychelles 87.8% 2011
2 South Africa 78.98% 2012
3 Lesotho 76.6% 2012
4 Botswana 75.89% 2009
5 Mauritius 72.16% 2012
6 Swaziland 70.78% 2011
7 Namibia 69.59% 2012
8 Cape Verde 67.86% 2012
9 Sudan 61.31% 2009
10 Sao Tome and Principe 55.96% 2012
11 Madagascar 55.51% 2012
12 Republic of the Congo 53.51% 2012
13 Zambia 53.1% 2012
14 Gabon 52.85% 2011
15 Rwanda 52.8% 2012
16 Burundi 52.41% 2012
17 Tanzania 51.6% 2012
18 Cameroon 51.16% 2012
19 Zimbabwe 50.63% 2003
20 Nigeria 48.2% 2010
21 Niger 45.99% 2012
22 Kenya 43.94% 2009
23 Mozambique 40.97% 2012
24 Uganda 40.91% 2010
25 Eritrea 40.63% 2012
26 Malawi 40.1% 2012
27 Angola 40% 2007
28 Equatorial Guinea 38.93% 2012
29 Burkina Faso 37.65% 2012
30 Ethiopia 36.73% 2012
31 Ghana 36.72% 2012
32 Mauritania 36.7% 2012
33 Senegal 31.82% 2012
34 The Gambia 30.31% 2012
35 Guinea 29.68% 2012
36 Mali 28.05% 2011
37 Comoros 27.8% 2011
38 Sierra Leone 25.61% 2012
39 Democratic Republic of the Congo 25.47% 2012
40 Djibouti 24.82% 2012
41 Cote d'Ivoire 24.41% 2012
42 Guinea-Bissau 21.78% 2010
43 Benin 20.9% 2012
44 Central African Republic 19.95% 2012
45 Somalia 16.62% 2007
46 Chad 15.37% 2012
47 Liberia 13.91% 2011
48 Togo 13.88% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers > % female. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Education/Primary-education,-teachers/%-female

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers > % female

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