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|List Of African Countries By Literacy Rate by onila(f): 6:28am On Jan 08, 2012|
List of African countries by by literacy rate, as included in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report 2011
South Africa 88.0
Cape Verde 84.8
Republic of the Congo 81.1
NIGERIA 72.0(chei we imagine the percentage without the North much higher)
Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.8
Papua New Guinea 60.1
Côte d'Ivoire 55.3
Central African Republic 55.2
Benin = 41.7
Sierra Leone 40.9
Burkina Faso 28.7
South Sudan 27.0
|Re: List Of African Countries By Literacy Rate by odumchi: 6:33am On Jan 08, 2012|
I'm not surprised. Well atleast the literacy rate has improved. It used to be in the sixties.
|Re: List Of African Countries By Literacy Rate by Ibime(m): 9:38am On Jan 08, 2012|
The Republic of Congo should not surprise you on that list.
Despite their late start they attacked education with vigour in the 1970's. Almost everyone in the Angolan ruling class studied in old Zaire due to its better quality of education. Almost all of ma Angolan friends claim their dad or mum studied in Zaire.
Conversely, I am not surprised at the low level of literacy amongst Ghanians. Contrary to widely held views, rarely do you meet a Ghanaian with good spoken English.
I am surprised at the low level of literacy amongst Sierra Leonians - for so long a bastion of education in West Africa. Our grandfathers used to go to school in Sierra Leone, including the forefather of Nigerian education - Bishop Ajayi Crowther. It is also surprising given that Sierra Leoneans are the only other country who I know as "sharp guys" beside Nigeria. Sierra Leoneans have a stranglehold on many sectors of the Gambian economy for example and are known to flourish anywhere just like Nigerians,
Having been to Cape Verde, I would hold their level of literacy as amongst the best in Africa, however it is not a country where education is valued. Rarely do they pursue education past the basic level. . . . they'd rather concern themselves with funana!
|Re: List Of African Countries By Literacy Rate by onila(f): 5:09pm On Jan 08, 2012|
Sierraleone had a very violent civil war that just ended few years ago
|Re: List Of African Countries By Literacy Rate by onila(f): 5:43pm On Jan 08, 2012|
most of the Ugandans I have met cldnt speak good english
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