Literacy Rates in SADC Member States

The literacy rates for women continue to improve in most SADC Member States, and the gender gap has closed significantly for men and women in the region.

Country

2010/11

2015

2016/17

 

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Angola

82.1

53.8

82

60.7

 

 

Botswana

76.9

82.4

87.2

89.2

88.1

88.9

DRC

76.2

55.1

88.8

65.9

88.5

66.5

Lesotho

74.5

94.5

70.7

88.2

70.7

88.3

Madagascar

75.5

62.5

64.7

62.6

66.7

62.6

Malawi

76.1

49.8

73

59

72.9

58.6

Mauritius

88.6

82.7

92.8

88.4

92

86.7

Mozambique

63.5

32.7

73.4

45.5

73.2

45.3

Namibia

84.4

83.7

91

90.6

79.1

84.4

Seychelles

93

94

94.8

95.8

94.7

95.7

South Africa

87

85.7

95.8

93.4

95.5

93.1

Swaziland

82.6

80.8

87.4

87.5

87.3

87.5

Tanzania

85.9

70.7

84.7

76

84.8

75.8

Zambia

86.8

74.8

89.7

80.5

70.8

55.8

Zimbabwe

94.2

87.2

88.5

85.2

88.5

84.5

Source: National Statistics Offices, UNESCO IS, Ministries of Education

 

 

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