Burkina Faso: Literacy rate

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 Burkina Faso

Literacy rate

 Latest value 34.49
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 24.50
 Min - Max 8.83 - 39.35
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1975 to 2022. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 24.5 percent with a minimum of 8.83 percent in 1975 and a maximum of 39.35 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2022 is 34.49 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 44 countries is 77.72 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Burkina Faso - Literacy rate - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - Literacy rate - historical chart - 1975-2022




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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 Education spending, percent of GDP 5.28 2022 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 21.96 2022 percent
 Literacy rate 34.49 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 51.68 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 55.56 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 53.64 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 39.72 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 58.38 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.02 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.11 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.62 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 6.50 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 82.36 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 33.72 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 9.73 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 88.40 2022 percent
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