Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho literacy rate for 2021 was 81.02%, a 4.38% increase from 2014.
  • Lesotho literacy rate for 2014 was 76.64%, a 0.83% increase from 2009.
  • Lesotho literacy rate for 2009 was 75.80%, a 10.45% decline from 2000.
  • Lesotho literacy rate for 2000 was 86.25%, a 86.25% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Ukraine 100.00%
Moldova 99.60%
Sao Tome and Principe 93.80%
Cabo Verde 90.78%
Vanuatu 89.10%
Lao PDR 87.07%
Cambodia 83.91%
Tunisia 82.70%
Kenya 82.62%
Lesotho 81.02%
Republic of Congo 80.61%
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Egypt 73.09%
Angola 72.28%
Bhutan 70.95%
Mauritania 66.96%
Lesotho Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 81.02% 4.38%
2014 76.64% 0.83%
2009 75.80% -10.45%
2000 86.25% -10.45%