Namibia: Literacy rate

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 Namibia

Literacy rate

 Latest value 92.25
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 83.55
 Min - Max 75.82 - 92.25
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1991 to 2021. The average value for Namibia during that period was 83.55 percent with a minimum of 75.82 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 92.25 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 92.25 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 39 countries is 91.79 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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 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 94.46 2021 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 95.55 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 25.09 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 112.52 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 7 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.97 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.14 2007 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.47 2020 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 36.51 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 132.99 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 63.03 2007 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 28.37 2020 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 99.32 2022 percent
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