Top 10 African Countries With The Highest Average IQ

Have you ever wondered how intelligent your country is compared to other African countries?

Well, wonder no more.

According to data gotten from, Sierra Leone is the smartest country in Africa followed by Mauritius, Seychelles, Eritrea and Morocco all make up the top 5.

Nigeria the giant of Africa was ranked the 6th Country in Africa with the highest average IQ.

In a similar report published by statisticbrain, Nigeria was ranked the 7th country in Africa with the lowest average IQ. So yes, this reports are not all that reliable.. Click here to read the report

These numbers came from a work carried out from 2002 to 2006 by Richard Lynn, a British Professor of Psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish Professor of Political Science, who conducted IQ studies in more than 80 countries.

Richard and Tatu argues that differences in national income are correlated with differences in the average national intelligence quotient (IQ) . They further argue that differences in average national IQs constitute one important factor, but not the only one, contributing to differences in national wealth and rates of economic growth.

Note: These results are controversial and have caused much debate, they must be interpreted with extreme caution.

Top 10 African Countries With The Highest Average IQ

Country Rank Average IQ
Sierra Leone 1 91
Mauritius 2 89
Seychelles 3 86
Eritrea 4 85
Morrocco 5 84
Nigeria 5 84
Uganda 5 84
Algeria 6 83
Libya 6 83
Tunisia 6 83
Madagascar 7 82
Zimbabwe 7 82
Egypt 8 81
Kenya 9 80
Zambia 10 79

IQ and the Wealth of Nations (2006)
IQ and Global Inequality (2002)
Studies of national cognitive ability (Wikiwand)

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