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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.

A 2014 estimate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) put the literacy rate at 89%. Literacy is defined 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”.


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