ALECSO Observatory forecasts:
International Literacy Day 8 September 2022
- About 27.5 million children of primary school age in Arab countries lack basic reading skills
- 9.7 million youth 15-24 years old, of whom 5.5 million are female (56.7%).
- The number of illiterate women aged 15 years and over: 42.9 million (61.7% of the total illiterate)
- The number of illiterate people aged 15 years and over: approximately 69.5 million illiterate and illiterate
- The total number of children and youth out of school: 16.2 million in the Arab countries