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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Literacy > Male

DEFINITION: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 94.2% 2003
2 Equatorial Guinea 93.3% 2003
3 Sao Tome and Principe 92.2% 2001
4 Seychelles 91.4% 2003
5 Kenya 90.6% 2003
6 Mauritius 88.6% 2003
7 South Africa 87% 2003
8 Zambia 86.8% 2003
9 Tanzania 85.9% 2003
10 Cape Verde 85.8% 2003
11 Cameroon 84.7% 2003
12 Namibia 84.4% 2003
13 Angola 82.9% 2001
14 Ghana 82.7% 2003
15 Swaziland 82.6% 2003
16 Botswana 80.4% 2003
17 Uganda 79.5% 2003
18 Djibouti 78% 2003
19 Rwanda 76.3% 2003
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 76.2% 2003
21 Malawi 76.1% 2003
22 Nigeria 75.7% 2003
23 Madagascar 75.5% 2003
24 Togo 75.4% 2003
25 Lesotho 74.5% 2003
26 Gabon 73.7% 1995
27 Liberia 73.3% 2003
28 Sudan 71.8% 2003
29 Eritrea 69.9% 2003
30 Comoros 63.6% 2003
31 Mozambique 63.5% 2003
32 Central African Republic 63.3% 2003
33 Burundi 58.5% 2003
34 Guinea-Bissau 58.1% 2003
35 Cote d'Ivoire 57.9% 2003
36 Chad 56% 2003
37 Mali 53.5% 2003
38 Mauritania 51.8% 2003
39 Ethiopia 50.3% 2003
40 Senegal 50% 2003
41 Somalia 49.7% 2001
42 Benin 47.9% 2002
43 The Gambia 47.8% 2003
44 Sierra Leone 46.9% 2004
45 Niger 42.9% 2005
46 Guinea 42.6% 2003
47 Burkina Faso 29.4% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Male. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Education/Literacy/Male

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Literacy > Male

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