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Nigeria Emerges 3rd Best In Africa, 28th Globally In English Proficiency Index Ranking

Nigeria has emerged as third best in Africa and 28th globally in the EF English Proficiency Index ranking.

The Nation learnt the ranking was for countries classified as non-native English speaking.
Twenty African countries appeared in the ranking which was released in November 2022 with South Africa ranking 12th globally and first in Africa while Kenya ranks 20th globally and 2nd in Africa.

Others on the list in Africa are Ghana (41st globally and 4th in Africa), Uganda (55th globally and 5th in Africa) amongst others.

The Netherlands stands at the number one global spot while Singapore takes the second position.The Education First English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) attempts to rank countries by the equity of English language skills amongst those adults who took the EF test.

The EF EPI 2022 edition was calculated using test data from 2.1 million test takers in 2021.\

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One hundred and eleven countries and territories appear in the 2022 edition of the index.

In order to be included in the ranking, a country is required to have at least 400 test takers.

Here is the list of African countries by English skills:.

1. South Africa (12 globally)

2. Kenya (20 globally)

3. Nigeria (28 globally)

4. Ghana (41 globally)

5. Uganda (55 globally)

6. Tunisia (56 globally)

7. Tanzania (63 globally)

8. Ethiopia (68 globally)

9. Morocco (76 globally)

10. Algeria (78 globally)

11. Egypt (85 globally)

12. Mozambique (86th globally)

13. Sudan (95 globally)

14. Cameroon (96 globally)

15. Somalia (100 globally)

16. Côte d’Ivoire (104 globally)

17. Angola (105 globally)

18. Rwanda (107 globally)

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19. Libya (108 globally)

20. Democratic Republic of Congo (110 globally).

Here is the global ranking by English skills:

1. Netherlands

2. Singapore

3. Austria

4. Norway

5. Denmark

6. Belgium

7. Sweden

8. Finland

9. Portugal

10. Germany

11. Croatia

12. South Africa

13. Poland

14. Greece

15. Slovakia

16. Luxembourg

17. Romania

18. Hungary

19. Lithuania

20. Kenya

21. Bulgaria

22. Philippines

23. Czech Republic

24. Malaysia

25. Latvia

26. Estonia

27. Serbia

28. Nigeria

29. Switzerland

30. Argentina

31. Hong Kong, China

32. Italy

33. Spain

34. France

35. Ukraine

36. South Korea

37. Costa Rica

38. Cuba

39. Belarus

40. Russia

41. Ghana

42. Moldova

43. Paraguay

44. Bolivia

45. Chile

45. Georgia

47. Albania

48. Honduras

49. Uruguay

50. El Salvador

51. Peru

52. India

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53. Dominican Republic

54. Lebanon

55. Uganda

56. Tunisia

57. Armenia

58. Brazil

58. Guatemala

60. Vietnam

61. Nicaragua

62. China

63. Tanzania

64. Turkey

65. Nepal

66. Bangladesh

67. Venezuela

68. Ethiopia

69. Iran

70. Pakistan

71. Sri Lanka

72. Mongolia

73. Qatar

74. Israel

75. Panama

76. Morocco

77. Colombia

78. U.A.E.

78. Algeria

80. Japan

81. Indonesia

82. Ecuador

83. Syria

84. Kuwait

85. Egypt

86. Mozambique

87. Afghanistan

88. Mexico

89. Uzbekistan

90. Jordan

91. Kyrgyzstan

92. Azerbaijan

93. Myanmar

94. Cambodia

95. Sudan

96. Cameroon

97. Thailand

98. Haiti

99. Kazakhstan

100. Somalia

101. Oman

102. Saudi Arabia

103. Iraq

104. Côte d’Ivoire

105. Angola

106. Tajikistan

107. Rwanda

108. Libya

109. Yemen

110. Democratic Republic of Congo

111. Laos

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