Nigeria: Literacy rate

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Nigeria

Literacy rate

 Latest value 62.02
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2018
 Average 58.70
 Min - Max 51.08 - 70.20
 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 36 countries is 82.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Nigeria - Literacy rate - Recent values chart




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.

Related articles

Stages of economic development



 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.06 1975 percent
 Literacy rate 62.02 2018 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 68.26 2018 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 81.58 2018 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 75.03 2018 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 37.55 2010 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 72.99 2010 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.95 2018 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.73 2018 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 23.46 2018 percent
 Primary school enrollment 86.72 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 47.24 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 11.81 2018 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 62.18 2018 percent
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK