The study, which ranked 100 countries and regions, reported that only two African cities — Nairobi and Lagos — which scored 58.47 are in the high proficiency band.
About 13 African countries participated in the survey.
Internationally, Kenya’s mastery of the Queen’s language skills ranked 18th, the second highest on the continent, after South Africa at position 6 in the world.
Authors of the EPI report also found a relationship between high English proficiency and various indicators of economic competitiveness, including higher income and increased labour productivity.
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