In 2015, adult literacy rate for Jamaica was 88.5 %. Adult literacy rate of Jamaica increased from 79.9 % in 1999 to 88.5 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 5.35 %. Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). This rate is still increasing: between 1995 and 2005, 80% of adults in Jamaica were literate and, according to the World Bank, the adult literacy rate was last measured at 87.04% in 2011. Graph I. The adult literacy rate in Jamaica, from 1999 to 2010 11.
The Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) is reporting that the country’s adult literacy rate is now at 87 per cent. Deputy Executive Director and Director of Education Services at the JFLL, Dr. Grace-Camille Munroe, said this is very positive, as the island is coming from a . The Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) is reporting that the country’s adult literacy rate is now at 87 per cent.
Jamaica Literacy. Literacy: definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school total population: 88.7% male: 84% female: 93.1% (2015 est.) Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Some 42% of Jamaica's adult population was not functionally literate in 1962--figures that precipitated expansion in adult literacy and Basic Education programs as described in this survey report. Following a seven-page introductory historical profile, the authors note attempts made to assess adult illiteracy, such as the 1975 survey that found 57% of farmers and agricultrual workers Author: Harry Miller.