African Presidents With Strong Educational Backgrounds

By Wazobia Staff

powerful-educationIf you asked every person you met today what is their take on education, you would have a variety of answers. Some people love learning and some, not so much. But the one thing most people would agree on is, never stop learning.

Education is a fundamental part of our everyday lives. It doesn’t matter if it’s formal or informal education is necessary.

In a day and age where it may seem that this way of thinking has went by the wayside. There are some African Leaders who lead by example that there is no such thing as too much education.

 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberia

Economics degree from the University of Colorado

Master’s in public administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta – Mali

Master’s degree in History

Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations

Ameenah Gurib – Mauritius

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey

PhD degree in Organic Chemistry at Exeter University

Alassane Ouattara – Ivory Coast

Bachelor of Science degree from the Drexel Institute of Technology (Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania

PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania

King Mohammed VI – Morocco

Bachelor’s degree in Law at the Mohammed V University at Agdal

Certificat d’Études Supérieures (CES) in Political Sciences

Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in Public Law

PhD in Law from the French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

Robert Mugabe – Zimbabwe

Bachelor of Arts (History and English) degree from the University of Fort Hare

Bachelor of Administration from University of South Africa

Bachelor of Education from the University of South Africa

Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of London

Bachelor of Laws from University of London

Master of Laws from University of London

Master of Science in Economics from University of London

 

Whatever your chosen path in life, don’t ever get to a place where you feel you have learned enough. No education is ever lost.

 

 

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