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3.4 Million Indonesians Remain Illiterate
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Monday, 11 September, 2017 | 13:56 WIB
3.4 Million Indonesians Remain Illiterate

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Some 3.4 million or 2.07 percent of Indonesians remain illiterate, Education and Culture Ministry reports.

Illiterate Indonesians age 15-59 are spread across 11 provinces. As many as 28.75 percent Papua residents can't read and write, the highest among other provinces, a press release said.

Aside from Papua, illiteracy rate in other provinces in Indonesia reads as follows: 7.91 percent in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), 5.15 percent in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), 4.58 percent in West Sulawesi, 4.50 percent in West Kalimantan, 4.49 percent in South Sulawesi, 3.57 percent in Bali, 3.47 percent in East Java, 2.90 percent in North Kalimantan, 2.74 percent in Southeast Sulawesi and 2.20 percent in Central Java.

In the world literacy index, based on a research conducted by Central Connecticut State University in 2016, Indonesia was ranked 60 out of 61 in the list of measurable countries.



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