Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers

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.


1 Egypt 380,111 2010
2 Saudi Arabia 315,626 2012
3 Iraq 286,890 2007
4 Iran 277,991 2009
5 Morocco 155,481 2012
6 Algeria 149,036 2012
7 Yemen 120,339 2011
8 Syria 114,676 2002
9 Israel 65,704.88 2011
10 Tunisia 61,031 2012
11 Libya 42,696 1983
12 Jordan 39,441 2003
13 Lebanon 31,816 2012
14 Kuwait 26,775 2012
15 United Arab Emirates 20,259 2012
16 Oman 15,775 2003
17 Qatar 10,566 2012
18 Bahrain 8,117 2012


Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers


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