Most uneducated countries in the world

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Hi readers today we see some most uneducated countries in the World. There are many reasons to became these countries to stand least at literate rate, due to poverty, unlawful, civil war and many more. Education is the main thing that builds a community with in the whole country. Schools and universities are responsible to found generations able to benefit their societies to make well-educated countries.


South Sudan: Literacy rate  31.9%

South Sudan still has the highest rate of illiteracy in the world. The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation and Africa’s 55th country. The education system of South Sudan is still the major issue of this country. South Sudan has a literacy rate of 31.9%. South Sudan also a under the list of most corrupted country in the world.


Niger: Literacy rate 19.1%

Niger faces challenges from poverty and poor access to schools which is located on Sub-Saharan nation in West Africa. In Niger between the age of seven and fifteen the education is compulsory. Due to lack of education system Niger has one of the lowest literacy rate in the world with 19.1%. This African country has one of the least literacy percentages globally


Mali: Literacy rate 38.7%

The litearacy rate of Mali is 38.7%  where the literacy rate of male is 48.2% and  female is 29.2%.  Most of the people there are below poverty level. In this economically unsteady country, poor education system takes place to get many children with no education. Many families are not able to buy books or uniforms. Due to poverty and low literacy rate Mali provide free education. In Mali between the age of seven and sixteen education is compulsory.


Liberia: Literacy rate 47.6%

Only  47.6% people of Liberia is educated. In which  62.42% male is educated and 32.81% female is educated. Liberia is the oldest country of Africa. Only two-thirds of all illiterate adults are women. The majority of the women live in West Africa, where many girls never get the chance to go to school.


Guinea: Literacy rate 30.4%

Guinea situated on west coast of Africa. 85% of population is muslims in this country. Guinea’s  literacy rate is one of the lowest in the world. Just  41% of adults were literate, where 52% of males and 30% of females. Most children  of Guinea  do not attend the school, and many do not go to school at all. Children, particularly girls, are kept out of school in order to assist their parents with domestic work or agriculture,  or to be married. Also Guinea has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world


Central African Republic: Literacy rate 36.8%

Central African Republic stands in comparison to other low and middle income countries in access to education. Just 36.8% are literate.


Burkina Faso: Literacy rate 36%

In Burkina Faso, the percentage of children in full-time school and the literacy rates are amongst the lowest in the world. Due to highly uneducated system there is shortage of school teacher. Burkina faso also stand below the poverty line. Most of the schools are overcrowded due to shortage of teacher. Most of the students are uneducated due to this system.


Benin: Literacy rate 38.4%

Benin is a African country. Only 38.4% of Benin people are literate. The education system of Benin is so poor. Due to economically or financially crisis the infrastructure of this country was also not so good.  In this economically unsteady country, poor education system takes place to get many children with no education.


Afghanistan: Literacy rate 38.2%

38.2%  percent of this country’s population are literate. Female literacy levels are on average 17%, with high variation, indicating a strong geographical and gender division. Some 47 percent of Afghan men and a tiny 15 percent of women can read and write, according to the  (UNICEF). Afghanistan has gone through wars and internal conflicts more than three decades. As a result of war, the education system broke and several generations of Afghans became illiterate. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education in islamic countries and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner.


Ethiopia:: Literacy rate 39%

Only 39% of Ethiopian are literate. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the continent of Africa. The government spends only up to 2% of its income on education. This African country has one of the least literacy percentages globally. From above points we can say that  education is not an attracting matter in Ethiopia.


Chad:Literacy rate 40.2%


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Only 40.2% people of Chad are literate. The Chadian Civil War also posed problems to education. Lack of security in vast parts of the country has made it difficult to send teachers to their posts and to maintain them there. Moreover, the continuing crisis of war and the famine Chad has suffered the main causes of illiteracy there. They basically offered the country a poor education system. The squat literacy rates confirm that the social and economic disasters and the civil war plagued Chad.


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