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Nigeria - Adult (15+) literacy rate

59.6 (%) in 2015

Nigeria adult literacy rate was at level of 59.6 % in 2015, up from 51.1 % in 2008.

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What is adult literacy rate?

Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

What is Nigeria adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 59.6 16.62 %
2008 51.1 -6.75 %
2003 54.8 -1.21 %
1991 55.4