Top 10 Most Illiterate Countries in the World

Ethiopia 61.3%

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Five years ago, a study made by the World Bank revealed that the literacy rate in Ethiopia was at 29.82. The literacy rate is computed based on the number of people who have the ability to read and write even straightforward sentences used on everyday interactions. While Derg was in command, the literacy level in Ethiopia was high at 60%. The government back then had a strong literacy campaign which was implemented all over the country. Today, Ethiopia’s illiteracy rate is pegged at 61.3%, one of the highest in the entire planet. This despite claims that overseas non-government organizations have set up a lot of learning institutions and colleges in the country. Although the Ethiopian government is doing all it can to improve the educational system, however these developments are being implemented at a snail’s pace.