TOP TEN (10) OF LITERACY RATE FOR AFRICAN COUNTRIES; ZIMBABWE AT THE HIGHEST RANK.



Literacy can be defined as  the ability to read and write at a specified age (15 and above), the following is the list of African countries basing on literacy rate and their ranking order.
 1. Zimbabwe
 2. Equatorial Guinea
 3. South Africa
4. Kenya
5.  Namibia
6. Sao Tome
7. Lesotho
8.Mauritius
9. Congo
 10. Libya



 Below is the full list ranking of African countries by the literacy rate. 
Country  Literacy Rate
1.

Zimbabwe
90.70
2.

Equatorial Guinea
87.00
3.

South Africa
86.40
4.

Kenya
85.10
5.

Namibia
85.00
6.

Sao Tome 
84.90
7.

Lesotho
84.80
8.

Mauritius
84.40
9.

Congo, DRC
83.80
10.

Libya
82.60
11.

Swaziland
81.60
12.

Botswana
81.20
13.

Zambia
80.60
14.

Cape Verde
76.60
15.

Tunisia
74.30
16.

Egypt
71.40
17.

Rwanda
70.40
18.

Algeria
69.90
19.

Tanzania
69.40
20.

Madagascar
68.90
21.

Nigeria
68.00
22.

Cameroon
67.90
23.

Djibouti
67.90
24.

Angola
67.40
25.

Congo, Democratic Republic of the
67.20
26.

Uganda
66.80
27.

Gabon
63.20
28.

Malawi
62.70
29.

Sudan
61.10
30.

Togo
60.90
31.

Burundi
59.30
32.

Eritrea
58.60
33.

Ghana
57.90
34.

Liberia
57.50
35.

Comoros
56.50
36.

Morocco
52.30
37.

Mauritania
51.20
38.

Cote d’Ivoire
48.70
39.

Central African Republic
48.60
40.

Mozambique
47.80
41.

Mali
46.40
42.

Ethiopia
42.70
43.

Guinea-Bissau
42.40
44.

Gambia,
40.10
45.

Senegal
39.30
46.

Somalia
37.80
47.

Sierra Leone
35.10
48.

Benin
34.70
49.

Guinea
29.50
50.

Niger
28.70
51.

Chad
25.70
52.

Burkina Faso
21.80




1 comment:

  1. Literacy seems to be defined only in the use of foreign languages which are used in Africa. There are a good number of African languages which serve as vectors of communication in the spoken and written forms and therefore should be considered in the definition of literacy. Only such a revision of the definition of literacy will be fairly considered to reflect the literacy rates in Africa.

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