Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Literacy map
The most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 6:46:16 PM
The percentage of adults performing at the highest literacy level exceeded that figure in five ... To identify the most educated countries in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries with the highest proportions of residents aged 25 to 64 with ...
Boosting Literacy Development In Nigeria
P.M. News Nigeria - 9/15/2014 12:17:21 PM
Wike made the revelation at the flagging off of the 2014 International Literacy Day. At the 2013 edition of same event Wike disclosed that adult illiterate rate in the country has increased from 25 million in 1997 to 35 million in 2013. Wike further ...