Rwanda Literacy Rate 1978-2024

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.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2021 was 75.90%, a 2.68% increase from 2018.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2018 was 73.22%, a 2.41% increase from 2014.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2014 was 70.80%, a 2.47% increase from 2012.
  • Rwanda literacy rate for 2012 was 68.33%, a 2.48% increase from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Zimbabwe 89.70%
Tanzania 81.80%
Democratic Republic of Congo 80.02%
Uganda 79.00%
Madagascar 77.25%
Rwanda 75.90%
Burundi 74.71%
Nepal 71.15%
Malawi 67.31%
Mozambique 63.42%
Comoros 61.99%
Gambia 58.06%
Senegal 56.30%
Guinea-Bissau 52.89%
Sierra Leone 47.70%
Burkina Faso 46.04%
Benin 45.84%
Guinea 45.33%
Niger 37.34%
Afghanistan 37.27%
Chad 26.76%
Rwanda Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 75.90% 2.68%
2018 73.22% 2.41%
2014 70.80% 2.47%
2012 68.33% 2.48%
2010 65.85% 0.96%
2000 64.89% 7.04%
1991 57.85% 19.61%
1978 38.24% 19.61%