No country can ever “overspend” on education. This certainly can not be the case for African countries. The returns to education are generational, which most economic models overlook. African countries can, and need, to spend more on education. Only then can the economic boom, currently happening, be translated into broad-based development – the kind of development that truly transforms the lives of average citizens.

Burundi 24.1
Niger 21.7
Swaziland 21.0
Madagascar 20.1
Gambia 19.7
Guinea 19.0
Mali 18.2
Burkina Faso 18.0
Rwanda 17.2
Uganda 17.2
Cameroon 16.3
Malawi 14.7
Togo 14.3
Sierra Leone 13.7
Chad 11.8
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Comoros
Congo
Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Somalia
South Africa
United Republic of Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The data is the most recent by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics.