Central African Republic: Literacy rate

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 Central African Republic

Literacy rate

 Latest value 37.49
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2020
 Average 35.69
 Min - Max 18.24 - 50.65
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for the Central African Republic from 1975 to 2020. The average value for the Central African Republic during that period was 35.69 percent with a minimum of 18.24 percent in 1975 and a maximum of 50.65 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 37.49 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 29.11 2020 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 47.55 2020 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 38.34 2020 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 83.41 2016 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 48.73 2017 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.77 2017 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.67 2017 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.37 2012 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 2.93 2017 percent
 Primary school enrollment 110.71 2017 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 15.43 2017 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 2.73 2012 percent
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