Illiteracy rate in Morocco is more common in adults over 50 years old at 61.1 percent, but drops to 3.7 percent for children who are less than 15 years old.
Four countries reported 100% literacy among their people: Andorra. Greenland. North Korea . Uzbekistan.
The overall literacy rate in Rural India is 64.7 per cent . In rural India, the literacy rate among females is 56.8 per cent and among males is 72.3 per cent . 3. The overall literacy rate in Urban India is 79.5 per cent .
Lowest Literacy Rates
Morocco’s education system consists of 6 years of primary, 3 years of lower-middle / intermediate school , 3 years of upper secondary, and tertiary education . The education system is under the purview of the Ministry of National Education (MNE) and Ministry of Higher Education and Executive Training.
1. Russia : The country with the highest literacy rate in Russia with almost 53% of the population has tertiary education.
However, compared to higher-performing countries like Japan (296) and Finland (288), the United States lags behind in literacy. In literacy, 50 percent of U.S. adults performed at Level 3 or above compared to 72 percent in Japan and 63 percent in Finland.
International Literacy Day 2020: The literacy rate of India is 77.7% while Kerala has emerged as the most literate state in the country, followed by Delhi while Andhra Pradesh has recorded the lowest literacy rate.
While the overall literacy rate works out to be 64.8 % , the male literacy rate is 75.3% and that for females is 53.7%, showing a gap of 21.6 percentage points between the sexes at the national level. The gap is more in the rural areas.
Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24) – Country Ranking
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American adults can read a newspaper or other basic printed material about as well as they could a decade ago, but the reading proficiency of college graduates has declined, according to A First Look at the Literacy of America’s Adults in the 21st Century, a new report from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (
Literacy rates are computed by dividing the number of people aged 15–24 years who are literate by the total population in the same age group, the result is then multiplied by 100.