Top 8 Countries With the Lowest Literacy Rate


Battling poverty and inadequate resources, Benin strives to improve educational access.


Despite rich resources, Guinea faces literacy challenges due to poverty and infrastructure gaps.


Conflict and governance issues impede Somalia's education system, leading to low literacy.


Poverty and sparse infrastructure hinder literacy efforts, especially in rural areas.

Central African Republic

Conflict and instability disrupt education, contributing to widespread illiteracy.


Decades of war and cultural barriers obstruct education, leading to low literacy rates.

South Sudan

Emerging from conflict, South Sudan struggles to rebuild its education system.

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