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Cameroon

Cameroon Literacy rate Stats

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  • Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above: 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.
  • Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above: 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.
  • Adult total > % of people ages 15 and above: 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.
  • Females aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Males aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • People aged 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Youth female > % of females ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Youth male > % of males ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
  • Youth total > % of people ages 15-24: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 59.8% 2006 86th out of 113
Adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 77% 2006 83th out of 113
Adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 67.9% 2006 88th out of 114
Females aged 15-24 83.5 2008 82nd out of 111
Males aged 15-24 88.2 2008 79th out of 111
People aged 15-24 85.8 2008 79th out of 111
Youth female > % of females ages 15-24 75.9% 1990 80th out of 123
Youth male > % of males ages 15-24 86.38% 1990 77th out of 123
Youth total > % of people ages 15-24 81.14% 1990 82nd out of 123

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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