Botswana: Literacy rate

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 Botswana

Literacy rate

 Latest value 86.82
 Year 2013
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2013
 Average 78.86
 Min - Max 68.58 - 86.82
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1991 to 2013. The average value for Botswana during that period was 78.86 percent with a minimum of 68.58 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 86.82 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2013 is 86.82 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2013 based on 33 countries is 84.86 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 to male ratio, secondary school students 1.11 2021 percent
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 Primary school enrollment 93.72 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 70.02 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 22.90 2021 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 98.64 2013 percent
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