How many teachers will Zambia need to recruit by 2030?

How many teachers will the world need to recruit by 2030?

The world will need to recruit 25.8 million school teachers to provide every child with a primary education by 2030, according to a new paper from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). This total includes the creation of 3.2 million new posts and the replacement of 22.6 million teachers expected to leave the profession.

The data from UIS shows that 33 countries still won’t have enough teachers to provide every child with a primary education by 2030 if current trends continue.

Sub-Saharan Africa faces the greatest challenges

Sub-Saharan Africa faces the greatest challenges, with a total of 2.7 million teachers needed in schools today. And the situation will likely get worse, as the region struggles to accommodate a growing school-age population. For every 100 children of age to start school today, there will be 142 in 2030. As a result, countries across the region will need to create 2.2 million new teaching positions by 2030 while filling about 3.9 million vacant positions.

In the rush to recruit more teachers, many countries are forced to hire people with little or no training. UIS data show that in one-third of all countries, less than 75% of teachers were trained according to national standards.

How many teachers will Zambia need to recruit by 2030?

The latest data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics over 130,000 teacher. This is part due to new posts being required as well as attrition.

To find all the latest information and statistics and for more information on Zambia visit: www.uis.unesco.org

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