Uganda Literacy Rate 1991-2021

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.
  • Uganda literacy rate for 2018 was 76.53%, a 6.33% increase from 2012.
  • Uganda literacy rate for 2012 was 70.20%, a 3.01% decline from 2010.
  • Uganda literacy rate for 2010 was 73.21%, a 1.84% increase from 2006.
  • Uganda literacy rate for 2006 was 71.37%, a 3.23% increase from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Eritrea 76.57%
Uganda 76.53%
Madagascar 74.80%
Rwanda 73.22%
Nepal 67.91%
Comoros 58.82%
Sierra Leone 43.21%
Afghanistan 43.02%
Benin 42.36%
Burkina Faso 41.22%
Central African Republic 37.40%
Mali 35.47%
Niger 35.05%
South Sudan 34.52%
Uganda Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 76.53% 6.33%
2012 70.20% -3.01%
2010 73.21% 1.84%
2006 71.37% 3.23%
2002 68.14% 12.04%
1991 56.11% 12.04%