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Uganda - Adult (15+) literacy rate

73.8 (%) in 2015

In 2015, adult literacy rate for Uganda was 73.8 %. Though Uganda adult literacy rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2002 - 2015 period ending at 73.8 % in 2015.

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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 Uganda adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 73.8 5.14 %
2012 70.2 -4.12 %
2010 73.2 2.58 %
2006 71.4 4.74 %
2002 68.1 21.45 %
1991 56.1