Uganda - Adult (15+) literacy rate

80.6 (%) in 2022

In 2022, adult literacy rate for Uganda was 80.6 %. Adult literacy rate of Uganda increased from 56.1 % in 1991 to 80.6 % in 2022 growing at an average annual rate of 6.50%.

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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?