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Benin - Illiteracy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

79.8 (% of people ages 15 and above) in 2012

Adult Illiteracy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who cannot, understand, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics..

Date Value Change, %
2012 79.8 -5.96 %
2006 84.8 9.11 %
2002 77.8 -10.19 %
1992 86.6 -12.89 %
1979 99.4