If education was the basis of development, Africa would have fast been developed by now.
It is however sad to see the Continent struggling for development despite the big brains behind the steering wheel of the continent’s progress.
comparing the education of leaders in Africa to other continents, African leaders are far ahead but the contrary can be said about development.
In this article, we want to look at the 10 most educated leaders in Africa.
Readers should note that the arrangement is not based on any order.
1.President John Prombe Magufuli ,TANZANIA.
President Prombe Magufuli is an educationist and Chemist. He is nicknamed “Tanzanian bulldozer” because of his efforts in developing the country. Dr.John Magufuli became president of Tanzania in 2015. Before taking office as president, he was a school teacher and a PHD holder.
Below are his Academic Qualifications
•Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam
•Master’s degree in Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam
•Doctorate degree in Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam.
2.King Mohammed VI (Morocco)
He has been ruling Morocco since 1999 after the demise of his father, King Hassan. He is responsible for appointing a Prime Minister in the country.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Mohammed V University at Agdal.
•Ph.D. in Law, French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
•In 1987, Mohammed obtained his first Certificat d’Études Supérieures (CES) in political sciences, and in July 1988 he obtained a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in public law.
3. President Peter Mutharika (Malawi)
An International Economic Law expert.
•Law Degree, University of London.
•Master of Laws Degree (LL.M), Yale University.
•Doctor of the Science of Law Degree (JSD), Yale University.
4.President Alassane Ouattara (Ivory Coast)
A great economist who has help his home country of Ivory coast to revive and sustain it’s economy growth.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
5.President Mulatu Teshome (Ethiopia)
He has been the president of Ethiopia since 2013 and he had his education in China where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political economy and doctorate degree in international law.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy of Political Economy, Peking University, Beijing, China.
•Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
•Doctorate Degree in International Law, Peking University, Beijing, China.
6.President Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius)
The third female president of Mauritius. She has been recognized internationally for the rapid progress her administration. She graduated from the University of Surrey in 1983 with a bachelor in chemistry and also has a doctorate degree in organic chemistry.
•Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Degree, University of Surrey.
•Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Exeter University, England.
7. President sident Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (Mali)
He has been the president of Mali since 2013
•Ibrahim Keita has three degrees in Political International Relations, History and Political Science including graduate degrees in Political Science and International Relations.
•Also a Master’s Degree in History
8.President Faure Essozimma Gnassingbe (Togo)
He succeeded his father, Gnassigbe Eyadema’s death who had already ruled the country for about 38 years. He completed his secondary education in Lome before earning a degree in financial business management in Paris.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management, Sorbonne, in Paris.
•Master’s Degree in Business Administration, The George Washington University, United States.
9. President George Weah (Liberian)
George Weah was a football player known as one of Africa’s best players of all time. He had played in the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League. He also became the first and only African player to win FIFA world’s best player amongst other noteworthy awards.
•Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management, Parkwood University, London.
•Degree in Business Administration, DeVry Univesity Maimi
•Master’s Degree in Management, Keller’s Graduate School of Management.
10. President Jorge Carlos de Almeoda Fonseca, CAPE VERDE
He is a lawyer and university professor who has been President of Cape Verde since 2011. Before becoming president, he has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1993.
•Graduate in Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal
•Masters in Legal Sciences Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
President Robert Mugbabi before his demise was the most educated president in Africa and as the best man for the presidency job judging from his educational point of view.
Ghana’s president Nana Akuffo Addo didn’t make the list for the top 10 most educated presidents in the world but is however among the educated and developmental presidents in Africa.
It’s sad many people saw him to be a Tyrant during his long term reign as President of the Zimbabwean People.
These are the top 10 most educated presidents in the Africa. What do you think? let’s us know in the comment section below.
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