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ADULT LITERACY

Governments and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in assessing the skills of their adult populations in order to monitor how well prepared they are for the challenges of the modern knowledge-based society. Adults are expected to use information in complex ways and to maintain and enhance their literacy skills to adopt to ever changing technologies. Literacy is important not only for personal development, but also for positive educational, social and economic outcomes.
2016 STATE OF STATES RANKINGS FOR ADULT LITERACY



RANK
STATE
ADULT LITERACY RATE*
GDP GROWTH RATE*
#1


93.8%
#2


93.8%
#3


93.7%
#4


92.8%
#5


92.8%
#7


91.2%
#8


90.3%
#10


87.3%
#14


83.6%
#15


83.4%
#16


83.1%
#17


80.7%
#18


79.3%
#19


76.5%
#20


74.9%
#21


74.7%
#21


74.7%
#23


73.6%
#24


66.6%
#25


64.5%
#26


57.6%
#27


53.5%
#29


48.5%
#30


34.6%
#31


34.4%
#32


34.1%
#33


31.5%
#34


30.4%
#35


27.5%
#36


26.6%
#37


16%


* - 2015 Estimates



Source:
National Bureau of Statistics
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program
Kingmakers.com.ng Calculations



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