Education is seen as one of the foundation of any developing country. As such, most countries take it essential to develop all educational systems and improve literacy rate in their country. Below are the 5 African Countries With The Best Educational System;
This is a North African country. Algeria rank 88th position on global education system, and 5th in Africa with 57.4 points. It is also 65th position on School life expectancy. With a population of 41.3 million, the literacy rate is at 75 percent. The Algeria government has tried to make the country’s population of 41.3 million to have about more than half as being literate.
4. South Africa
Ranked at 84th position on global education system, South Africa offers the 4th best education system in Africa with a score of 58.4. It is 53rd on Mean years of schooling and 55th on Extent of staff training globally. It ranks ahead of Panama and Mexico on global education system. Over the past decade, the South African government budget above 18 percent of its total expenditure on education. It’s not surprising why South African universities rank among the best in Africa, and compete globally. Literacy rate is at 94 percent.
Mauritius has the 3rd best education system in Africa, with 61 points. It holds the 74th position on global education system; and ranks 40th position on Extent of staff training and 47th on Quality of vocational training globally. The government of Mauritius provides free education to its citizens from pre-primary to tertiary levels. Since July 2005, the government also introduced free transport for all students. Schooling is compulsory up to the age of 16. Mauritian students consistently rank top in the world each year for the Cambridge International O Level, and International A and AS level examinations.
The second best education system in Africa is found in Tunisia, which ranks 71st position on global education system with 61.4 points. It ranks 49th position for School life expectancy and 51st for Pupil-to-teacher ratio in primary education. Since gaining independence from France in 1956, the government of Tunisia has focused on developing an education system which produces a solid human capital base that could respond to the changing needs of a developing nation. Education is the number one priority of the government, with more than 20 percent of government’s budget allocated for education. Literacy rate as at 2015 was 81%.
A small country with about 95,000 people, Seychelles holds the position for the best education system in Africa with 69.3 points. It is the only African country in the top 50 education system globally, at 43rd position ahead of Ukraine, Hungary, Russia and UAE. It holds a global ranking of 28th position on Critical thinking in teaching and 34th on Skillset of graduates. It is the first and only country in Africa that has fully achieved the “education for all” goal, set by UNESCO. In 2016, according to UNESCO, the government spent 11.72% of total expenditure on education. Education is compulsory up to the age of 16, and free through secondary school until age 18. 98.9 percent of the population age 15 to 24 is literate.