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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Adult literacy rate > Total

DEFINITION: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Equatorial Guinea 93 2008
2 Seychelles 91.84 2008
3 Zimbabwe 91.4 2008
4 Lesotho 89.5 2008
5 South Africa 89 2008
6 Sao Tome and Principe 88.3 2008
7 Namibia 88.2 2008
8 Mauritius 87.5 2008
9 Gabon 87 2008
=10 Kenya 86.5 2008
=10 Swaziland 86.5 2008
12 Cape Verde 84.1 2008
13 Botswana 83.3 2008
14 Cameroon 75.9 2008
15 Uganda 74.6 2008
16 Comoros 73.6 2008
17 Malawi 72.8 2008
18 Tanzania 72.6 2008
19 Zambia 70.7 2008
20 Madagascar 70.68 2008
21 Rwanda 70.3 2008
22 Angola 69.6 2008
23 Sudan 69.3 2008
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.6 2008
25 Burundi 65.9 2008
26 Ghana 65.8 2008
27 Eritrea 65.3 2008
28 Togo 64.9 2008
29 Nigeria 60.1 2008
30 Liberia 58.1 2008
31 Mauritania 56.8 2008
=32 Central African Republic 54.6 2008
=32 Cote d'Ivoire 54.6 2008
34 Mozambique 54 2008
35 Guinea-Bissau 51 2008
36 The Gambia 45.3 2008
37 Senegal 41.89 2006
38 Benin 40.8 2008
39 Sierra Leone 39.8 2008
40 Guinea 38 2008
41 Ethiopia 35.9 2008
42 Chad 32.7 2008
43 Burkina Faso 28.73 2007
44 Niger 28.67 2005
45 Mali 26.18 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Adult literacy rate > Total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Education/Adult-literacy-rate/Total

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Adult literacy rate > Total

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Interesting observations about Education > Adult literacy rate > Total

  • Cuba ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Equatorial Guinea ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008.
  • Tajikistan ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Estonia ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Vietnam ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Former French colonies in 2008.
  • Russia ranked 6th last for adult literacy rate > total amongst Former Soviet republics in 2008.
  • Slovenia ranked second for adult literacy rate > total amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Zimbabwe ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Failed states in 2008.
  • Antigua and Barbuda ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
  • Belarus ranked first for adult literacy rate > total amongst Landlocked countries in 2008.
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