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

48.9 (% of people ages 15 and above) in 2008

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, %
2008 48.9 8.17%
2003 45.2 1.51%
1991 44.6

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