Number of Teachers (Primary Education) fell 6.12% to 37.8 '000 in Sierra Leone in 2016

Number of Teachers (Primary Education) ('000)
Education | Sierra Leone | March 11, 2019
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Number of teachers in primary education reached 37.8 '000 in 2016 in Sierra Leone, according to World Bank. This is 6.12 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of teachers in primary education in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 40.3 '000 in 2015 and an all time low of 5.14 '000 in 1971. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, number of teachers in primary education in Burkina Faso amounted to 69.1 '000 and 60.3 '000 in Mali in 2016.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 48th within the group of 92 countries we follow in terms of number of teachers in primary education.

Number of Teachers (Primary Education) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria '000 149 155 159 165 170 ...
Burkina Faso '000 48.6 53.5 58.3 64.2 69.1 ...
Ghana '000 123 130 137 139 143
Guinea '000 36.7 37.7 37.9 35.9 37.7 ... ...
Ivory Coast '000 ... 70.0 73.7 74.7 80.2 85.1 ...
Liberia '000 ... ... ... 25.8 22.5 25.7 ... ...
Mali '000 41.8 50.1 51.4 52.1 60.3 ...
Mauritania '000 13.8 16.1 17.2 17.7 16.5 ... ...
Niger '000 52.9 59.7 63.7 66.8 72.0 ...
Senegal '000 56.3 57.2 59.8 61.6 64.1 ...
Sierra Leone '000 ... 38.0 37.3 37.6 40.3 37.8 ...