Nigeria: Literacy rate

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Literacy rate

 Latest value 62.02
 Reference 2018
 Measure percent
 Source UNESCO

For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1991 to 2018. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 58.7 percent with a minimum of 51.08 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 70.2 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2018 is 62.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 72 countries is 84.34 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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