Guinea-Bissau: Literacy rate

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 Guinea-Bissau

Literacy rate

 Latest value 53.9
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1979 - 2022
 Average 40.2
 Min - Max 19.96 - 53.9
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Guinea-Bissau from 1979 to 2022. The average value for Guinea-Bissau during that period was 40.2 percent with a minimum of 19.96 percent in 1979 and a maximum of 53.9 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 53.9 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 2.13 2013 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 16.19 2013 percent
 Literacy rate 53.90 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 62.55 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 75.28 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 68.95 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 51.93 2010 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 63.11 2010 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.93 2010 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.54 2000 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.06 1989 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 13.21 2014 percent
 Primary school enrollment 113.27 2010 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 34.77 2006 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 2.52 2006 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 38.93 2010 percent
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