Eritrea: Literacy rate

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Literacy rate

 Latest value 76.57
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2018
 Average 64.58
 Min - Max 52.51 - 76.57
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 2002 to 2018. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 64.58 percent with a minimum of 52.51 percent in 2002 and a maximum of 76.57 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 76.57 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 36 countries is 82.00 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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 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 93.27 2018 percent
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 Primary school completion rate 59.46 2019 percent
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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.86 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.92 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.70 2016 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 23.85 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 72.04 2019 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 42.79 2019 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 3.01 2016 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 84.46 2018 percent
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