Nigeria: Literacy rate

(measure: percent; Source: UNESCO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Nigeria: Literacy rate, 1991 - 2018:

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 74 countries is 84.62 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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