A study conducted by World Linguistic Agency has named Malawi as sixth best English speaking African country, the African Leadership magazine as reported.
The study names Uganda as the best while Zambia becomes the second.
According to reports, the study revelations have risen amid video from a Miss Rwanda contestant that was shown struggling with English in a country that made a move from Francophone to Anglophone.
The study also sees Nigerians being credited for taking the spot for constructing good sentences that are grammatically flawless.
English and Chichewa are Malawi’s two official languages.
English was introduced into Malawi towards the end of the 19th century, due to the influence of British explorers, missionaries, the arrival of the African Lakes Corporation and colonial administrators present since the establishment in the 1890s of the British Central Africa Protectorate.
The seventy years of British Colonial rule that followed the Scramble for Africa, set the groundwork for English to grow into the area’s dominant and most socially prestigious language.
Among other things official government records are written in English, the parliament conducts its deliberations in English, the laws of Malawi are written in English, progression into secondary and higher education requires certification of competence in English, nearly all Malawian newspapers are published in English (though some include small Chichewa supplements),
The full list is as follows
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