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Read Write English African Adult-Literacy Rates

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You are considered literite if you can read and write in English in Africa





African Adult-Literacy Rates


In this article, you will learn that the power is in the definition. October 2015 African adult literacy rates is calculated using African country populations aged 15 to 24 years who can both read and write in English with understanding a short simple statement about everyday life. Around 38% of African adults are illiterate; two-thirds of these are women by the read and write in American English literacy standard but this must be taken in context.


Keep in mind there are no universal definitions and standards of literacy therefore literacy rates in Africa are subjective. In addition, Africa is the second most populous continent with about 1.1 billion people or 16% of the world’s population. Mexico, China, Eastern and Western Europe, India, the USA and Japan can all fit into Africa's total land area very comfortably. 


Lastly, most importantly, over 25% all languages are spoken only in Africa with over 2,000 languages spoken on the continent. With such diversity in language, a person is counted as literate by the World Bank if you are aged 15 to 24 years who can both read and write in English with understanding a short simple statement about everyday life. Generally, literacy exams also encompass numeracy, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. Many African cannot read and write is a subjective statement since African adult literacy rates are skewed figures since literacy means you can read and write in American English in Africa. Literacy standard in Africa must be taken in context



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African Adult Literacy Rate
Note:  Data is calculated using African country populations aged 15 to 24 years who can both read and write in American English with understanding a short simple statement about everyday life.
African Countries
Total %
read and write in English
Male %
read and write in English
Female %
read and write in English
Algeria
73
81
64
Angola
71
82
60
Benin
29
41
18
Botswana
87
87
88
Burkina Faso
29
37
22
Burundi
87
89
85
Cabo Verde
85
90
80
Cameroon
71
78
65
Central African Republic
37
51
24
Chad
38
47
29
Congo
79
86
73
Côte d'Ivoire
41
52
30
Democratic Republic of the Congo
75
88
63
Djibouti
-
-
-
Egypt
72
80
64
Equatorial Guinea
95
97
92
Eritrea
72
81
63
Ethiopia
39
49
29
Gabon
82
85
80
The Gambia
53
62
45
Ghana
71
78
65
Guinea
25
37
12
Guinea-Bissau
58
70
45
Guyana
85
82
87
Kenya
72
78
67
Lesotho
76
66
85
Liberia
43
61
27
Libya
90
96
84
Madagascar
64
67
62
Malawi
61
72
51
Mali
31
43
20
Mauritania
46
57
35
Mauritius
89
92
87
Morocco
67
76
58
Mozambique
51
67
36
Namibia
76
74
78
Niger
15
23
9
Nigeria
51
61
41
Rwanda
66
71
62
Sao Tome and Principe
70
80
60
Senegal
52
66
40
Seychelles
94
93
94
Sierra Leone
46
57
35
Somalia
-
-
-
South Africa
93
94
92
South Sudan
27
35
19
Sudan
74
82
66
Swaziland
83
84
82
Togo
60
74
48
Tunisia
79
87
71
Uganda
73
83
65
United Republic of Tanzania
68
75
61
Zambia
61
72
52
Zimbabwe
84
88
80


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