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Middle Eastern and North 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 Israel 98.5% 2004
2 Jordan 95.1% 2003
3 Kuwait 94.4% 2005
4 Lebanon 93.1% 2003
5 Libya 92.4% 2003
6 Bahrain 91.9% 2003
7 Qatar 89.1% 2004
8 Oman 86.8% 2003
9 Syria 86% 2004
10 Iran 85.6% 2003
11 Saudi Arabia 84.7% 2003
12 Tunisia 83.4% 2004
13 Egypt 83% 2005
14 Algeria 78.8% 2003
15 United Arab Emirates 76.1% 2003
16 Yemen 70.5% 2003
17 Morocco 65.7% 2004
18 Iraq 55.9% 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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Education/Literacy/Male

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Education > Literacy > Male

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Male

  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > male are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > male are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 5 countries by literacy > male are European.
  • 3 of the top 5 countries by literacy > male are Landlocked.
  • 3 of the top 5 countries by literacy > male are Catholic.
  • Bermuda has ranked in the top 4 for literacy > male since 1970.
  • 2 of the top 4 countries by literacy > male are Tourist destination.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > male since 1995.
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