How many adults in Africa are illiterate?

182 million adults are unable to read and write. 48 million youth (ages 15-24) are illiterate.

How much of Africa is illiterate?

The illiteracy rate among all adults (over 15-year-old) in 2019, by world region

Characteristic The illiteracy rate among all adults
Sub-Saharan Africa 34.7%
South Asia 27.1%
Arab States 20.6%
Latin America and the Caribbean 6.3%

What percentage of Africans are uneducated?

The statistics show that the literacy rate for sub-Saharan Africa was 65 % in 2017. In other words, one third of the people aged 15 and above were unable to read and write. The comparative figure for 1984, was an illiteracy rate of 49 %.

What African nation has a literacy rate of 49?

African Countries by Literacy Rate

S.no Country Literacy Rate in %
49 Burkina Faso 28.7
50 Niger 28.7
51 South Sudan 27
52 Mali 26.2

What is the poorest country in Africa?

The ten poorest countries in Africa, with their GDP per capita, are: Somalia ($500) Central African Republic ($681) Democratic Republic of the Congo ($785)

Poorest Countries In Africa 2021.

Country Tanzania
GDP (IMF ’19) $61.03 Bn
GDP (UN ’16)
Per Capita
IMPORTANT:  Why do Africans love Guinness?

Which country has most illiteracy?

The World’s 20 Most Illiterate Countries

Illiterate Male
1. Niger 80.9 72.7
2. South Sudan 73.2 65.2
3. Guinea 69.6 61.9
4. Burkina Faso 64.0 57.0

What is the most educated country in Africa?

Equatorial Guinea is the most educated country in Africa. With a population of 1,402,983, Equatorial Guinea has a literacy rate of 95.30%.

Which country has the poorest education system in Africa?

1. Niger. Niger is the country with the worst education system in Africa with 0.528 EDI. Tied for the lowest adult literacy rate on this list at 28.7%, the educational situation in Niger is bleak.

What percentage of South Africa is educated?

Educational attainment is still low in South Africa. In 2018, over half (59%) of 25-64 year-olds in South Africa had attained an upper secondary education as the highest level achieved, well above the G20 average of 32% and the OECD average of 38%, while 26% had not attained upper secondary education.

What is South Africa’s literacy rate 2020?

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life. South Africa literacy rate for 2017 was 87.05%, a 7.32% decline from 2015.

African stories