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08 January 2013
   

In the occasion of Literacy Arab Day, Qatar has the Lowest Illiteracy Rates in 2012  

 
   

    

On the occasion of Literacy Arab Day, which falls on the 8th of January every year, Qatar Statistics Authority announced that in 2012 the number of adult illiterates aged 15+ in the State of Qatar reached 52 thousand (3.3%), down 50% over 2007, 3.1% for males, and 4.2% for females.

 
   


Qatar has the lowest illiteracy rates, according to UNESCO 2011 report

UNESCO 2011 statistics shows that there are more than 60 million illiterates in the Arab States. The illiteracy rate in adults in the Arab States aged 15+ was 27.3%, 18.6% for males and 36.5% for females. It is worth mentioning that Qatar has the lowest illiteracy rates in adults aged 15+ in 2009 (5.3%).

 



 

 
   


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