African Countries with the most Universities

Malik el-Shabazz (aka Malcom X) famously said: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Literacy rate in Africa is estimated at around 70% and is behind global averages of 90%.

In this article we list the 10 African countries with the highest number of universities.

It is important to note that the number of universities within a country may not necessarily delineate the level of erudition and literacy or even the quality of education on offer.

African universities are not ranked amongst the best in the world, however universities in South Africa and Egypt are highly reputable.

Here is the list of thhe 10 African countries with the highest number of universities.

1. Nigeria: Has 262 universities.

2. Tunisia: Has 204 universities.

3. Morocco: Has 153 universities.

4. Kenya: Has 129 universities.

5. South Africa: Has 123 universities.

6. Algeria: Has 104 universities.

7.Ethiopia: Has 73 universities.

8. Egypt: Has 70 universities.

9. Ghana: Has 70 universities.

10. Uganda: Has 69 universities.

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