The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) is an organ that provided a comprehensive list of education systems depending on Educational Development Index (EDI) of that country.

Norway is currently ranked number 1 under the Human Development Index (HDI) while the bottom half of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) report is heavily populated by countries from the developing world or forms colonies.

The following are indicators of worst education system in a country;

  • Low education development index (EDI)
  • Low enrollment to tertiary institutions
  • Low budget allocation by the government to Education sector
  • Political turmoil and Ethnic cleansing
  • High adult illiteracy
  • Corruption

Here is a list of countries in Africa with worst education system

N0. Education Development Index(EDI) Country
1. 0.685 Angola
2. 0.677 Gambia
3. 0.654 Zambia
4. 0.634 Guinea
5. 0.623 Eritrea
6. 0.622 Ethiopia
7. 0.617 Central African Republic
8. 0.612 Mali
9. 0.594 Burkina Faso
10. 0.528 Niger

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