OPEC countries 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 Nigeria 574,078 2010
2 Saudi Arabia 315,626 2012
3 Iraq 286,890 2007
4 Iran 277,991 2009
5 Algeria 149,036 2012
6 Venezuela 112,157 1987
7 Angola 93,734 2010
8 Libya 42,696 1983
9 Kuwait 26,775 2012
10 United Arab Emirates 20,259 2012
11 Qatar 10,566 2012


OPEC countries Compared by Education > Primary education, teachers


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