Tunisia: Illiteracy rate continues to drop
Data collected within the recent Tunisian census has indicated a slowdown in population growth and a clear improvement in the standard of living of the population. The census took place earlier this year and was published by the Tunisian authorities this week.
The census showed that the overall rate of literacy is at present about 80%. The rate of illiteracy has continued to drop. From 84.7 % on independence in 1956, and then 46 % in 1984, it was cut to 22.9% in 2004. For those in the population between 10 and 29 years of age, illiteracy has come down from 24.8 % in 1984 to 6 % in 2004. (albawaba.com)