Using data from the African Development Bank, the World Bank, Population Reference Bureau and the UN, Africa Cradle has developed an Africa Teenagers Ranking of the five best and worst countries to be a teenager in Africa today:
5 best places to be a teenager in Africa
96% of Algerian teens attend secondary school, and a quarter of college-age youth are enrolled in tertiary education, one of the highest rates in Africa. Algeria also has a very low child marriage rate, just 2% of girls are married by age 18.
#4: SOUTH AFRICA
Egyptian teens are highly engaged in civic and public life. More than a third of college-age youth are enrolled in tertiary education. However, the economy struggles to absorb them into the labour market: 39%
5 WORST PLACES TO BE A TEENAGER IN AFRICA
Niger has a shockingly high rate of child marriage 36% of girls are married before age 15. By the time a girl is 18 years old, she has a three in four chance of already being married.