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

38.4
(% of people ages 15 and above)
in 2015

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, %
2015 38.4 33.95 %
2006 28.7 -17.18 %
2002 34.7 27.21 %
1992 27.2 65.30 %
1979 16.5