List of African Countries with The Most Intelligent Students



As we strive to achieve career goals, some individuals, in some countries, have a special gift, of grasping academic content more than others. It has been established that students of some countries in Africa have high intelligent quotient   (IQ) while other are slow learners.

Given same facilities, same environment and academic syllabus, students from the following countries will perform better than others

  1. South Africa
  2. Egypt
  3. Nigeria
  4. Zimbabwe
  5. Morocco
  6. Ghana
  7. Kenya
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Uganda
  10. Senegal

South Africa tops other countries, followed by Egypt. Nigeria is ranked third while closing the list of top 10 is Senegal.

What the list shows is that given same training and examination, students from South Africa will top but will be closely followed by students from Egypt.

The research shows that Nigerian student are the most innovative, and are followed by students from Egypt.

Students from Kenya and Zimbabwe are good in arts courses while those from Ghana and Egypt are good in science courses. Nigerian students have the capacity to perform better in business courses.

The Intelligent Quotient is also reflected in university ranking  where South Africa,Egypt,Morocco and Nigerian universities are ranked the best in the continent.

This is the list of top universities in Africa

Rank Institution Country
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
2 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
3 Stellenbosch University South Africa
4 Makerere University Uganda
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
6 University of Pretoria South Africa
7 University of Ghana Ghana
8 University of Nairobi Kenya
9 Suez Canal University Egypt
10 Alexandria University Egypt
11 Cairo University Egypt
12 University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad Morocco
13 University of South Africa South Africa
14 University of Ibadan Nigeria
15 Mohammed V University of Rabat Morocco


From the ranking, you can see that South Africa, Egypt, Morocco  and Ghana are heavily represented. This is a demonstration that the countries have the most intelligent citizens.