Sri Lanka: Male literacy rate, ages 15-24

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 Sri Lanka

Male literacy rate, ages 15-24

 Latest value 98.71
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2021
 Average 97.32
 Min - Max 91.88 - 98.72
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1981 to 2021. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 97.32 percent with a minimum of 91.88 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 98.72 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 98.71 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 49 countries is 96.28 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Sri Lanka - Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 - historical chart - 1981-2021




Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

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 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 98.93 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 21.74 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 98.56 2021 percent
 School starting age, primary school 5 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.05 2018 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.40 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 71.84 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 96.87 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 91.01 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 22.96 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 87.63 2021 percent
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