For persons aged 12 years and above
28. Literacy [see bottom of this document]
 0 Not applicable
 1 Knows how to read and write in French (only)
 2 Knows how to read and write only in a national language
 3 Knows how to read and write only in another language
 4 Knows how to read and write in French and in one of the national languages
 5 Does not know to read or write
NIU (not in universe)
Knows how to read and write in French (only)
Knows how to read and write in a national language (only)
Knows how to read and write in another language (only)
Knows how to read and write in French and another language (only)
Does not know to read and write
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
1.2.1. Questions for ALL Household Members
1.2.3. Population aged 12 years and more
28. Column P28: Adult literacy
The data to be gathered from this question will allow one to distinguish between the literate and the illiterate persons within the population.
Definition: A literate person is a person able to read and write in any written language, and understand it, a short text related to daily life. An illiterate person will be a person who does not know how to read and write.
As a consequence, a person who only knows to speak a language (for instance French), without being able to read it and to write it, shall not be considered as literate. Likewise, a person who only knows how to read and write his or her name, or numbers, and who does not know how to read and write a very elementary sentence, shall not be counted as literate.
The question to be asked for gathering the ability to read and write, to household members aged 12 years of more is: "Does name know how to read and write in French, in Arabic, in any National language, or in any other written language?"
a. When the answer to the question asked is "yes", write down the number corresponding to the answer given, and according to the items listed at the bottom of the questionnaire.
 1 Knows how to read and write in French only
 2 Knows how to read and write in one of the National languages
 3 Knows how to read and write in another language
 4 Knows how to read and write in French and in a national language.
b. When the answer to the question asked (--) in Column P28, this corresponds to a person who does not know how to read and write.
N.B.: In Column P28, write (0) for all the persons aged less than 12 years, that is the persons who are not concerned by this question.
This variable indicates whether the person is literate.