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Malaysia's Literacy Rate Almost 95 Per Cent

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's literacy rate is 94.64 per cent, said National Library of Malaysia director-general Datuk Nafisah Ahmad.

She said this was stated in the Adult and Youth Literacy: National Regional and Global Trends 1985-2015 report published by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), which classified literacy among the population aged 15 years and above.

"The standard of measurement set by the UIS is very high. We make reference to its report to avert confusion," she said to Bernama when asked to comment on recent media reports on Malaysia's literacy rate being only at 55 per cent.

Nafisah said the National Library focused on improving the reading habit among Malaysians, which she said was still at an unsatisfactory level.

"On average, every Malaysian only reads 15 books in a year based on an interim study the National Library conducted in 2014. Our focus now is on developing a Malaysian society with an improved reading habit," she said.

-- BERNAMA