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UNESCO - Adult Illiteracy (per 1000 / 1994)

Posted by: Krasny ( Internationale, All countries... ) on December 06, 1999 at 11:38:02:

In Reply to: Zimbabwe posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on December 04, 1999 at 17:36:21:

*You had asserted that Zimbabwe had one of the highest (if not the highest) literacy rates in Africa and I just wanted to confirm that this is true (by a considerable margin). South Africa is #2 in this regard. I won't bother posting for all the African nations, but here is a sampling from UNESCO - Adult Illiteracy (per 1000 / 1994):

Zimbabwe: 14.9

South Africa: 18.2

Liberia (started by the US as a colony for repatriated former slaves): 61.7

Egypt: 48.6

Kenya: 21.9

Morocco: 56.3

Nigeria: 42.9

Sierra Leone: 68.6


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