Top 10 Most Educated Africans Presidentby Cecilia Geyse 04/01/2016 15:53:00 0 comments 1 Views
1. Robert Mugabe-Zimbabwe
Qualified as a teacher.Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Fort Hare.He then studied at the University of Oxford in 1952, Salisbury (1953), Gwelo (1954), and Tanzania (1955–1957). Mugabe subsequently earned six further degrees through distance learning.
2. King Mohammed VI – Morocco
He attended the Qur’anic school at the Royal Palace where he learned the Qur’an by heart, and received a religious and traditional education. Primary and secondary studies at the Royal College. B.A in law at the College of law of the Mohammed V University, Rabat. Certificat d’Études Supérieures (CES) in political sciences & Diplôme d’Études Approfondies DEA in public law.Trained in Brussels with Jacques Delors, then President of the European Commission. Doctorate in law (PhD) with “Very Honorable” distinction and the Congratulations of the Jury on 29 October 1993 from the French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis for his thesis on “EEC-Maghreb Relations.
3. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberia
From 1948 to 55 Ellen Johnson studied accounts and economics at the College of West Africa in Monrovia. After marriage at the age of 17 to James Sirleaf, she travelled to America (in 1961) and continued her studies, achieving a degree from the University of Colorado. From 1969 to 71 she read economics at Harvard, gaining a masters degree in public administration. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf then returned to Liberia and began working in William Tolbert’s (True Whig Party) government.
4. President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé – Togo
Born in Afagnan in Lacs Prefecture, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé was one of Gnassingbé Eyadéma’s many children; his mother was Séna Sabine Mensah. Gnassingbé received his secondary education in Lomé. He then studied in Paris and obtained Master of Business Admnistration degree from The George Washington University, USA.
5. President José Eduardo dos Santos – Angola
He was awarded a scholarship in 1963 to study in the Soviet Union where he received a degree in petroleum engineering. Upon graduation in 1969, he stayed in the Soviet Union to continue his studies in Communications.
6. President Dr. Thomas Yayi Boni – Benin
Educated in Parakou, and later studied economics at the National University of Benin.
He studied banking at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, and later economics and politics at the University of Orléans in France and at Paris University, where he completed a doctorate in economics in 1976.
7. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete – Tanzania
Kikwete attended Msoga Primary School from 1958 to 1961, followed by Lugoba Middle School from 1962 to 1965. This followed with his O-level education at Kibaha Secondary School from 1966 to 1969. His advanced level education was completed at Tanga Secondary School followed by a degree in Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1972 to 1975.
8. Goodluck Jonathan- Nigeria
He studied zoology at university. He worked as an education inspector, lecturer and environmental protection officer before going into politics in 1998.
9. President Paul Biya- Cameroon
10. Peter Mutharika- Malawi