Cameroon: Literacy rate

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 Cameroon

Literacy rate

 Latest value 78.23
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1976 - 2020
 Average 67.82
 Min - Max 41.22 - 78.23
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1976 to 2020. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 67.82 percent with a minimum of 41.22 percent in 1976 and a maximum of 78.23 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 78.23 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 27 countries is 87.55 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 83.83 2020 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 88.63 2020 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 86.24 2020 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 44.83 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 69.43 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.90 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.10 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.88 2018 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 35.62 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 110.72 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 45.14 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 14.30 2018 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 81.90 2022 percent
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