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Top 5 African Countries With High Level Of Illiteracy

According to data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the African countries with the highest levels of illiteracy are:

Niger: With a literacy rate of just 28.7%, Niger has the highest level of illiteracy in Africa. This is due in part to a lack of access to education, particularly in rural areas, as well as cultural and economic barriers.

Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso has a literacy rate of 37.4%, making it the second most illiterate country in Africa. Like Niger, access to education is a major issue, as is poverty, which can prevent children from attending school.

Mali: With a literacy rate of 39.1%, Mali ranks as the third most illiterate country in Africa. Poor infrastructure, a lack of resources, and political instability are all contributing factors to the low literacy rates in the country.

Chad: Chad has a literacy rate of 39.9%, making it the fourth most illiterate country in Africa. In addition to a lack of access to education, conflict and insecurity in the country have disrupted the education system and made it difficult for children to attend school.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia has a literacy rate of 41.1%, making it the fifth most illiterate country in Africa. While the government has made efforts to improve access to education, challenges such as poverty, conflict, and a large population have made it difficult to achieve significant progress.

It is worth noting that these figures are likely to be underestimated, as they do not account for informal or non-formal education, which may be more prevalent in some of these countries. Improving literacy rates in Africa is a complex challenge that requires addressing issues such as access to education, poverty, and conflict. However, it is an important goal, as literacy is a key foundation for personal and societal development.

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