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, 2018See also: Literacy map
The top ranking education systems in the world aren’t there by accident. Here’s how Australia can climb up
The Conversation - 12/4/2019 2:34:00 AM
But between 2001 and 2006, it used a series of deliberate reforms to go up from 17th to second place in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS ... transformed from a poverty-stricken country to one of Asia’s great success stories. Its schools are among the best-performing in the world. This is a result of intentional ...
Students read aloud to help kids in Third World countries
Canadian Jewish News - 11/27/2019 5:14:00 PM
Aaron Friedland, 27, is a Vancouverite who’s on a mission to promote global literacy and improve the curricula and access to education for students in refugee camps and Third World countries. He’s achieving this through a literacy program in which students at North American schools read and record books online. The voice recordings become ...
NIIT Dimapur celebrates world computer literacy day
The Morung Express - 12/6/2019 5:05:00 PM
Dimapur, December 6 (MExN): NIIT Dimapur Center held an interactive session within the team members with regard to the current industry perspective, on the occasion of world computer literacy day on December 2 ... the placement opportunities available to NIITians across the country through the placement cell of NIIT.
REX with World Vision to help at several communities with literacy challenges
BusinessMirror - 11/13/2019 12:04:00 AM
World Vision Philippines executives with REX’s Senior Marketing Manager Randy Torrecampo. Annually, the country launches National Literacy Month in September, followed by the National Reading Month in November. Together, these campaigns are called ...
Proliteracy and SelfPubBookCovers.com Team Up to Improve Literacy and The Economy in America and Around the World
Markets Insider - 11/19/2019 2:25:00 PM
It has 1,000 member programs across 50 states and works with 30 partners in 25 countries to provide ... to improve and advance adult literacy at the community level. About SelfPubBookCovers SelfPubBookCovers.com is the world's leading marketplace for ...
World Literacy Day: 70 Million Nigerians Cannot Read Or Write –Data
Sahara Reporters - 9/9/2019 3:15:00 PM
As the world celebrates World Literacy Day, latest data from the Ministry of Education has revealed that 70 million Nigerians, about 30 per cent of the country’s population, are still illiterate – unable to read and write. This is despite claims by the ...
'International Literacy Day' observed across the country
Dhaka Tribune - 9/8/2019 3:16:00 PM
In Hili, Upazila administration brought out a rally, observing the 'World Literacy Day' on Sunday. A discussion, presided over by Upazila Agriculture officer Shamima Najnin, was held at the Upazila administration premises after the rally. In Bogra ...
African countries push for higher literacy
aa.com.tr - 10/18/2019 7:35:00 AM
Literacy rates in African countries are estimated at roughly 70%, according to African Union data released Thursday, lagging behind world averages of about 90%. Seeking to spread cultural tendencies to read, the bloc convened a three-day continental ...
World Literacy Day: Obaseki Harps On Promotion Of Edo Language, Digital Learning
LEADERSHIP Newspaper - 9/9/2019 7:29:00 PM
According to the UN, “International Literacy Day 2019 is an opportunity to express solidarity with the celebrations of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages and the 25th anniversary of the World Conference on Special Needs Education ...