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

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

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, 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 39.2 14.80 %
2006 34.2 -17.18 %
2002 41.2 27.21 %
1992 32.4 65.30 %
1979 19.6