Ghana Literacy Rate 2000-2024

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Ghana literacy rate for 2020 was 80.38%, a 1.34% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana literacy rate for 2018 was 79.04%, a 7.54% increase from 2010.
  • Ghana literacy rate for 2010 was 71.50%, a 13.6% increase from 2000.
  • Ghana literacy rate for 2000 was 57.90%, a 57.9% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Mongolia 99.18%
West Bank and Gaza 97.51%
Indonesia 96.00%
Bolivia 93.85%
Sri Lanka 92.38%
El Salvador 89.98%
Eswatini 89.28%
Zambia 87.50%
Ghana 80.38%
Cameroon 78.23%
Bangladesh 74.91%
Timor-Leste 69.90%
Ghana Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 80.38% 1.34%
2018 79.04% 7.54%
2010 71.50% 13.60%
2000 57.90% 13.60%