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List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by onila(f): 6:31am On Jan 08, 2012
List of African countries by by literacy rate, as included in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report 2011


Equatorial Guinea  93.3  shocked lipsrsealed 

Zimbabwe 91.9

Seychelles 91.8

Namibia 88.5

South Africa 88.0

Mauritius 87.9

Gabon 87.7

Kenya 87.0

Swaziland 86.9

Cape Verde 84.8

Republic of the Congo 81.1     

Tunisia  77.7

Comoros 74.2

Malawi 73.7

Uganda  73.3

Tanzania 72.9 

NIGERIA 72.0(chei we imagine the percentage without the North much higher)

Zambia 70.9

Madagascar 70.7

Rwanda 70.7

Sudan 70.2

Angola 70.0

Cameroon 67.9

Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.8

Eritrea 66.6

GHANA 66.6

Burundi 66.6

Egypt  66.4 

Papua New Guinea 60.1

Mauritania    57.5

Morocco     56.1       

Côte d'Ivoire      55.3

Central African Republic  55.2

Mozambique       55.1

Togo                   53.2

Guinea-Bissau      52.2

Liberia 57.5%


Senegal   49.7


Gambia   46.5 


Benin =      41.7


Sierra Leone 40.9


Guinea 39.5


Ethiopia 35.9

Sierra Leone 35.1%



Chad  33.6


Burkina Faso  28.7


Niger  28.7


South Sudan 27.0


Mali 26.2


Somalia 24.0
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by Nchara: 6:35am On Jan 08, 2012
the north caused it. you can see from their neighbour's ratings.
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by CyberG: 6:45am On Jan 08, 2012
One more thing is to factor in the population of the country to get more balanced view of the facts. For example,

Equatorial Guinea 700,401
Zimbabwe 12,000,000
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South Africa 49,991,300
Kenya 40,512,682
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Nigeria 158,423,180

This should help to put things in perspective.
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by Nchara: 6:49am On Jan 08, 2012
cyrberg; this is about percentage and not absolute numbers
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by CyberG: 6:55am On Jan 08, 2012
Nchara:

cyrberg; this is about percentage and not absolute numbers

Yes, that is clear from his post but you don't compare an apple to a watermelon! A 90% of 1 M cannot be compared to 50% of 100 M. It is important to point that out so as to keep things in perspective.
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by Nobody: 7:01am On Jan 08, 2012
Nchara:

the north caused it. you can see from their neighbour's ratings.

Sure, like the ones  from other regions are any better. We see them on NL everyday so whats your point? Take it or leave it, a very high percentage of Nigerians are barely literate. You doubt me? Look at the way supposedly educated people write on NL. Misspellings and gbagauns galore. How many people on here can write a proper sentence devoid of grammatical errors and comprehension mistakes?

Keep deceiving yourself. 5 sentences; 4 errors and one incredible gbagaun, You dey there dey blame North.

Abeg, shift comot for road jo. Hypocrite. Jonathan and his wife have Phds: WHERE ARE THEY FROM?! North too abi?
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by mensdept: 7:09am On Jan 08, 2012
Well this list is just a list. Egyptians are not cowards, and had the "literacy" to riot in their millions to effect change in a country that usually has light, better roads, better stadiums, and a better economy than Nigeria.

What has all the education that Nigerians (especially Southerners) done for the nation, even for their towns or selves?
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by dustydee: 7:37am On Jan 08, 2012
Where is Liberia?
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by Beaf: 7:47am On Jan 08, 2012
Somalia 24.0

shocked

Damn!
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by Beaf: 7:49am On Jan 08, 2012
Zimbabwe 91.9
. . .
NIGERIA 72.0

shocked

Oghene!
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by KnowAll(m): 7:59am On Jan 08, 2012
A friend of my noticed when he went to Kenya that even the poor are very good English speakers, he said in one of the hotels he stayed the Gardner expressed himself in impeccable English he was stunned. I know Zimbabweans are good English speakers too, even the down and trodden, you see them express themselves explicitly in front of the cameras when given harrowing tales of the economic woes and hardship they are going through. This kind of down and trodden people in Naija "go just dey nack pidgin dey go" cool.

Just an Observation! it seems the % accredicted to Kenya and Zimbabwe are justifiable. cool
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by onila(f): 8:02am On Jan 08, 2012
dustydee:

Where is Liberia?

Liberia 57.5%
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by onila(f): 8:05am On Jan 08, 2012
KnowAll:

A friend of my noticed when he went to Kenya that even the poor are very good English speakers, he said in one of the hotels he stayed the Gardner expressed himself in impeccable English he was stunned. I know Zimbabweans are good English speakers too, even the down and trodden, you see them express themselves explicitly in front of the cameras when given harrowing tales of the economic woes and hardship they are going through. This kind of down and trodden people in Naija "go just dey nack pidgin dey go" cool.

Just an Observation! it seems the % accredicted to Kenya and Zimbabwe are justifiable. cool

Southern Africans in general are good english speakers. .the South Africans, Botswanan's, Zibabweans etc

they speak their various native languages and english very well
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by CyberG: 8:10am On Jan 08, 2012
Speaking English is definitely NOT a standard for judging literacy or educational levels of a society. I believe in having good knowledge and command of whatever language, including English, but it is not the most important. People speak Chinese, Japanese, French, etc and are just as educated and bright!
Re: List Of African Countries By By Literacy Rate by KnowAll(m): 8:19am On Jan 08, 2012
Speaking English is definitely NOT a standard for judging literacy or educational levels of a society. I believe in having good knowledge and command of whatever language, including English, but it is not the most important. People speak Chinese, Japanese, French, etc and are just as educated and bright!


True to that, but we must not lose sight that this people in Southern African can still speak their various mother tongue adequately making them highly impressionable and knowledgeable when compared to Japanese or Chinese who are extremely useless when it comes to learning other peoples language.  cool

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