OPEC countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Male

DEFINITION: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.


1 Kuwait 94.4% 2005
2 Venezuela 93.8% 2003
3 Libya 92.4% 2003
4 Qatar 89.1% 2004
5 Iran 85.6% 2003
6 Saudi Arabia 84.7% 2003
7 Angola 82.9% 2001
8 Algeria 78.8% 2003
9 United Arab Emirates 76.1% 2003
10 Nigeria 75.7% 2003
11 Iraq 55.9% 2003


OPEC countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Male


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