Illiteracy means incapability to read and write one’s own name which pose enormous challenges to the development of poor countries of the world. High illiteracy rate is the main cause of high crime rate, more health problems, low productivity, loss of resources and time whereas high literacy rate can help eliminate poverty, achieve gender equality and low population growth. In the current era of rapidly changing technology-driven world, productive and skilled citizens are very vital for the betterment of any country and today’s economy wholly depends on level of literacy. International organization and authorities are trying to put all their efforts to lower the illiteracy rate of third world countries by making education free, adult learning program and motivating people to come up with modern education in order to contribute their ruined economy. No one can deny the importance of education but still there are many countries which do not take this issue seriously that is the main cause of their destruction. The highest illiteracy rates is found in the less developed nations of Africa, Asia, and South America. Have a look at list of top 10 most illiterate countries in the world.
World Top 10 Countries With Highest Illiteracy Rate
|Rank||Country||Adult Literacy Rate (%)||Year of Estimate|
Source: The World factbook
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