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Percentage of women teachers in secondary education around the world

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Women have played a prominent role in education. In many countries around the world, women form a significant percentage of more than 50 percent of the workforce. However, over the years, the percentage of female teachers across the world has shown a significant increase. Between the years 1990 and 2014, the percentage of female teachers in secondary education has increased from 49 percent to 53 percent.

According to UNESCO’s latest statistics, of the top ten countries, women formed a significant percentage of teachers teaching at the secondary level. Ukraine, which has a high literacy rate (99.4 percent), has a high percentage of women teaching at the secondary level. In Ukraine, women comprised 88.2 percent of entire teaching staff at the secondary level. In Asian nation of Myanmar women make up 86.7 percent of the entire teaching staff at secondary level. Latvia, a part of the former Soviet Union, has given much emphasis to education. Here the percentage of women teachers in secondary education is 82.6 percent.

At the fourth spot is the Russian Federation where the percentage of female teachers in secondary education is 82 percent while at the fifth comes Lithuania with 81.5 percent. In both Belarus and Georgia, the percentage of women teachers in secondary education is 80.7 and 80.2 percent respectively. The eighth, ninth and tenth position goes to Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova where the percentage of women teachers in secondary education ranges from 77.7 percent to 79.3 percent.

(Source: UNESCO)

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