Gabon: Literacy rate

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 Gabon

Literacy rate

 Latest value 85.69
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2022
 Average 80.07
 Min - Max 72.23 - 85.69
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Gabon from 1993 to 2022. The average value for Gabon during that period was 80.07 percent with a minimum of 72.23 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 85.69 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 85.69 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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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 2.21 2022 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 13.80 2022 percent
 Literacy rate 85.69 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 92.63 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 88.66 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 90.64 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 24.53 2011 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 72.91 2019 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.97 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.08 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.20 2019 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 42.99 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 100.59 2019 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 67.14 2019 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 19.62 2019 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 52.05 2019 percent
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