OPEC countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Female

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.


1 Venezuela 93.1% 2003
2 Kuwait 91% 2005
3 Qatar 88.6% 2004
4 United Arab Emirates 81.7% 2003
5 Iran 73% 2003
6 Libya 72% 2003
7 Saudi Arabia 70.8% 2003
8 Algeria 61% 2003
9 Nigeria 60.6% 2003
10 Angola 54.2% 2001
11 Iraq 24.4% 2003


OPEC countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Female


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