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What is the literacy rate in Zimbabwe?

The country’s 2015 Demographic and Health Survey estimated that 94.4% of women aged 15 to 49 and 94.1% of men in this age group were literate. Respondents were considered literate if they had attended school higher than the secondary level or could read a sentence or part thereof.

UNESCO defines literacy as the “percentage of the population ages 15 and older that can, with understanding, both read and write a short simple statement on everyday life”. In 2014, UNESCO assessed Zimbabwe's literacy rate at 88.7%.

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