Belarus: Literacy rate

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Literacy rate

 Latest value 99.87
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1989 - 2019
 Average 99.24
 Min - Max 97.88 - 99.87
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Belarus from 1989 to 2019. The average value for Belarus during that period was 99.24 percent with a minimum of 97.88 percent in 1989 and a maximum of 99.87 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 99.87 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 27 countries is 90.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: 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.

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 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.90 2019 percent
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 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.87 2019 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 19.23 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 93.21 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.98 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.11 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 96.77 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 94.71 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 94.54 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 70.87 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 99.37 2022 percent
 PISA math scores 471.865 2018 index points
 PISA reading scores 473.788 2018 index points
 PISA science scores 471.264 2018 index points
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