Ranking of African countries with the best education systems

There are 54 countries in Africa, but which have the best educational systems? Despite the fact that the majority of African countries are considered developing, others are carving out a niche for themselves in terms of education, learnallpro reports.

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The World Education Forum consulted 140 countries, including 38 African countries, to identify the best education systems based on skill development. The criteria for the report were the overall level of labor competence as well as the amount and quality of education in each country. Consider digital literacy, interpersonal skills, and the ability to think critically and creatively.


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The countries listed above are the top-ranking African countries with the best educational systems.

1. Seychelles: The only African country in the top 50 education systems in the world, Seychelles is ranked 43rd, ahead of Ukraine, Hungary, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. It is ranked 28th for Critical Thinking in Teaching and 34th for Graduate Skillset in the world. Seychelles is the first and only African country to have fully realized UNESCO’s goal of “education for all.”


Seychelles is an Indian Ocean archipelago island republic with a population of 98,347 people. The country has a literacy rate of 95.87 percent and is ranked 28th in the world for teaching and critical thinking. It also ranks first among African countries with the best education, with 69.3 points. Education is compulsory until the age of 16, after which it is free until the age of 18. Uniforms are required, but books and tuition are not.

In 2002, the gross primary enrollment rate was 114%, while the net primary enrollment rate was 100%. The gross and net enrolment ratios are calculated based on the number of children nominally enrolled in primary school and do not always reflect actual school attendance. In Seychelles, there are no statistics on primary school attendance. In 2002, 99 percent of students who started primary school were expected to finish fifth grade.

In response to public outcry, the government removed the requirement for NYS participation as a prerequisite for admission to the Polytechnic in 1993. It did, however, actively encourage students to complete NYS before beginning work at the age of eighteen. The most students were in teacher education (302), business studies (255), humanities and science (226), and hotels and tourism (226). (132).

On September 17, 2009, the University of Seychelles was established. There are currently 175 students spread across two campuses. The main campus is in Anse Royale, with the School of Education’s second campus in Mont Fleuri.

2. Tunisia: Tunisian education is compulsory and free for all citizens who are eligible for it up to the age of completion of secondary school. It has concentrated on its educational system, investing 20% of its national budget in education. With a rate of 61.4 percent, the Tunisian educational system ranks 71st among the best educational systems in the world.


Tunisian education has recently been rated highly at various levels of education around the world. For example, it is ranked 51st in the world in primary education and 49th in mathematics and science at various levels of education, but according to the World Economic Forum, it ranks third in mathematics and science education.

3. Mauritius: Education in Mauritius is compulsory until the student reaches the age of sixteen, at which point he or she must have completed secondary school. Mauritius has a population of over a million people, and the government provides free transportation to all students in order to encourage and support their regular attendance at their educational institutions.


The World Economic Forum ranks Mauritius second in the world for its educational system in mathematics and science. It is ranked third best in Africa in terms of educational system, with 61 points. Because of the high quality of training provided to its citizens, it ranks 47th in the world.

Mauritius’ educational system was recently ranked 40th in the world for staff training, and its students are ranked among the best in the world in Cambridge International Examinations.

4. South Africa: Recently, the South African educational system has undergone a series of development and investment with an estimated expenditure of 18% of the country’s budget in order to improve the country’s educational standard, thereby making it competitive in the global educational system at various levels of education (basic or primary, secondary, and tertiary education).


According to UNESCO, South Africa is the fourth best country in Africa in terms of educational development, with 58.4 points, the 84th best country in Africa in terms of the Global Education System, the 55th best country in Africa in terms of educational staff trainings, the 53rd best country in Africa in schooling generally and globally, and it has a literacy rate of 94 percent.

5. Algeria: The Algerian government provides free education to its children and eligible citizens, and it is mandatory for all citizens aged six to fifteen. Algeria’s government is so concerned with its citizens’ education that it enrolls them until they complete secondary school (that is halfway to higher education).


Algeria has the second best educational system in Northern Africa, trailing only Egypt. It was recently ranked the 88th best country in the world in terms of education and the 65th best African country in terms of school life expectancy. It is also the fifth best in Africa, with a literacy rate of 75% and a 57.4 point average.


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