Lesotho: Literacy rate

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 Lesotho

Literacy rate

 Latest value 82.01
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average 80.18
 Min - Max 75.8 - 86.25
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 80.18 percent with a minimum of 75.8 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 86.25 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 82.01 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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 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 95.59 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 83.81 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 89.73 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 32.95 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 81.15 2016 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.95 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.24 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.34 2018 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 33.05 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 109.97 2017 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 59.82 2017 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 9.72 2018 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 86.53 2016 percent
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