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What is the literacy rate in Ethiopia?

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Olive landon

Olive landon

Science has been working for years in the health department and it has caught my attention since in was in school and I found it very intriguing.

Olive landon
Olive landon, Health science specialist, Master of Health Science (MHS), Logdon, Utah

Answered Apr 01, 2020

The literacy rate of a population determines how many people are able to read and write. For Ethopia, they have a literacy rate of 48.93%. This estimates that about 29,239,650 people are able to read and write. This number is in regards to the adult population.

The literacy rate of a population determines how many people are able to read and write. For
The study analyzes the adult population as ages 15 years old and above. Ethopia breaks it down even further than the population as a whole. The literacy rate for the adult men is 57.21%, which adds up to 16,628,701 people. The literacy rate for adult females is 41.09%, which adds up to 12,610,949 people.

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Leo Samuels

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Answered Mar 22, 2020

While Ethiopia has really done a lot over the past few years in getting most of its citizens educated, the country is still among some African countries with very high illiteracy rates. As of 2019, Ethiopia's illiteracy rate was the highest when you compare it with the illiteracy rate of other countries in the east of Africa.

While Ethiopia has really done a lot over the past few years in getting most of its citizens
According to statistics, the literacy rate of Ethiopia is around 52 percent. More information gotten from these statistics revealed that the total percentage of women between 15 to 45 years is about 57 percent. On the other hand, the illiteracy rate for men is about 30 percent. This literacy rate simply talks about the percentage of people who can read and write, and with a simple knowledge or ability to perform simple calculations. Although the government is directing huge resources towards improving the education system of the country, however, the rate at which the population of Ethiopia is growing is the reason why Ethiopia is not getting enough results.

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