Top 10 Countries With the Lowest Literacy Rates


Created on 4/21/2016, source:

The Top Ten

1 Burkina Faso

S. Sudan is 1 - JackLawler

21.8% of the country are literate - Zealous_Scout

2 South Sudan South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.

Recently it received independence. The country literacy rate is only 27% - Zealous_Scout

3 Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

28.1% of the country is literate with the male population having more literacy rate than women - Zealous_Scout

4 Niger Niger Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.

Overall the country literacy rate is only 28.7% - Zealous_Scout

5 Mali Mali

Literacy rate in the country is only 33.4% - Zealous_Scout

6 Chad Chad

Mali's west neighbour, the country literacy rate is only 34.5% - Zealous_Scout

7 Somalia Somalia

Widespread civil war in the country haz really damaged the country infrastructure. Literacy rate is only 37.8% - Zealous_Scout

8 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

Somalia's neighbour, the country only has 39% literacy rate - Zealous_Scout

9 Guinea Guinea

The country has 41% literacy rate - Zealous_Scout

10 Benin Benin

Former communist country in West Africa, the literacy rate is 42.4% - Zealous_Scout

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