Tuesday, October 7, 2008

HOW MANY AFRICAN LEADERS ARE 'FORMALLY' EDUCATED

President Pierre Nkurunziza - Burundi
Attended primary school in Ngozi province and secondary school in Kitega
University of Burundi -he majored in education and sports.




President Sir Anerood Jugnauth, KCMG, QC - Mauritius
Trained and worked in law and took an active role in the 1960s negotiations for independence. Called to the Bar in London in 1954



President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Liberia
College of West Africa, in Monrovia,
BA in Accounting at Madison Business College in Madison, Wisconsin
Diploma at the Economics Institute at the University of Colorado
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Harvard University




President Colonel (ret.) James Alix Michel - Seychelles
Trained as teacher later got involved in the booming tourism industry



President Pedro Pires - Cape Verde
Elementary and secondary education at S. Filipe, Praia and S.Vicente.
In 1956 he left to Portugal to attend Lisbon University of Sciences. However, before concluding his degree, he was called to serve in the Portuguese Air Force as an officer.




King Mswati III a.k.a. Makhosetive - Kingdom of Swaziland
Masundwini Primary School and Lozitha Palace School. He sat for the Swaziland Primary Certificate examination in December 1982 at Phondo Royal Residence, First Class with merit in Mathematics and English.
Mswati is the first young cadet to join the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF).
Sherborne School, England




President Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi - Libya
Gadafi received Traditional religious primary education and attended the Sebha preparatory school in Fezzan and was later expelled for his political activism.
Law at the University of Libya, where he graduated with high grades.
Military Academy in Benghazi in 1963
British Army Staff College, now the Joint Services Command and Staff College



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.



President Isaias Afewerki - Eritrea
Engineering at Haile Selassie I University (now Addis Ababa University)


President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo - Equatorial Guinea
Attended the Military Academy in Zaragoza, Spain.



President João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira - Guinea Bissau
Trained as an Electrician



President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed - Somalia



President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé - Togo
Secondary education in Lomé
Degree in financial business management Sorbonne, Paris
Master of Business Administration degree The George Washington University United States.



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.



President General (ret.) Amadou Toumani Touré - Mali
Primary school in Mopti,
Badalabougou Standard Secondary School in Bamako in order to become a teacher
Joined the army and attended the Kita Inter-Military College.




President Colonel (ret.) Tandja Mamadou - Niger



President Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe - South Africa
Attended the Anglican Missionary school now known as Pholoso Primary and matriculated from Orlando High School in Meadowlands, Soweto



President Paul Kagame - Rwanda
Attended Ntare Secondary School in Uganda



President Blaise Compaoré - Burkina Faso
Ecole primaire à Guiloungou (Ziniaré)
Bachelier de l'enseignement secondaire, série D




Presdient Ismaïl Omar Guelleh - Djbouti
Highest level of formal education attained -secondary school



President Girma Wolde-Giorgis - Ethiopia
Attended an Ethiopian Orthodox Church school
the Teferi Mekonnen School renamed "The Scuola Principe Piedmonte"in Addis Ababa
He received certificates in Management from Holland, in Air Traffic Management in Sweden and Air Traffic Control in Canada under a training programme sponsored by the International Civil Aviation Organization.




President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir - Sudan
Primary school in the village of Hoshe Bannaga, Sudan,
primary & secondary education Khartoum,
Joined the Sudanese Army and studied at the Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo




President Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh - The Gambia




President Lansana Conté - République de Guinée
Educated at a local Koranic school and attended Dubréka primary school. He then went on to study at military preparatory schools in Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire and Saint Louis, Senegal



President Ernest Bai Koroma - Sierra Leone.
Attended the Sierra Leone Church Primary School in Makeni,
The Government Secondary School for Boys in Magburaka, Tonkolili District
Fourah Bay College in Freetown, graduated in 1976




President Laurent Koudou Gbagbo - Côte d'Ivoire




President Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba - Namibia
Attended an Anglican mission school I presume for both primary and secondary education




President Denis Sassou Nguesso - Republic of the Congo




President Abdoulaye Wade - Senegal
Studied and taught law at the lycée Condorcet in France. He holds two doctorates in law and economics.




King Letsie III (original name David Mohato Bereng Seeiso) - Lesotho
National University of Lesotho Bachelor of Arts Degree in law.
Diploma in English Legal Studies at the University of Bristol in Britain.
University of Cambridge where he studied Development Studies
Wye College of the University of London where he studied Agricultural Economics.



President Armando Emílio Guebuza - Mozambique




President François Bozizé Yangouvonda - Central African Republic
Attended a military officers' training college in the Central African province of Bouar.



President Marc Ravalomanana - Madagascar




Zine El Abidine Ben Ali - Tunisia




Muhammad Hosni Mubarak - Egypt
Bachelor's Degree in Military Sciences, Egyptian Military Academy



Abdelaziz Bouteflika - Algeria




President Paul Biya- Cameroon
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris diploma in International Relations



President Robert Gabriel 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 including a Bachelor of Administration and Bachelor of Education from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Science, and Master of Laws, all from the University of London External Programme. The two Law degrees were taken whilst he was in prison, whilst the Master of Science degree was taken during his premiership of Zimbabwe.




President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama - Botswana
Sandhurst Military Academy



President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba - Gabon
Secondary school




President Lieutenant General Idriss Déby Itno - Chad
Obtained formal schooling details of where I cant find...if u have information on this please share




President Bingu wa Mutharika - Malawi
University of Delhi, India, master's degree in economics.
PhD in development economics from unaccredited Pacific Western University, in Los Angeles, California.





President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua - Nigeria
Government College, Keffi, received a Higher School Certificate from Barewa College
Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria BSc in Education and Chemistry and M.Sc Degree in Analytical Chemistry




President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor - Ghana
Prempeh College (1954-58) LL.B Bachelors of Law , Lincoln's Inn, London (1959-1961) and Exeter College, University of Oxford (1961-1964) BA Economics , Philosophy and Politics.




President Joseph Kabila Kabange - Democratic Republic of Congo
Secondary School in Mbeya Tanzania




Western Sahara




President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni - Uganda
Economics and Political Science University of DaresSalaam (I don't know if he graduated)



President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete - Tanzania
University of DaresSalaam Bachelors Degree in Economics



President Mwai Emilio Kibaki - Kenya
Economics, History and Political Science at Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda
Bachelors of Science with Distinction in Public Finance at the London School of Economics




General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz - Mauritania



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 Honourable" distinction and the Congratulations of the Jury on 29 October 1993 from the French University of Nice Sophia An
tipolis for his thesis on "EEC-Maghreb Relations."



The Late President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa - Zambia
Law degree University of Zambia.

10 comments:

Anne V. US said...

Very interesting, thank you for all your research!!

lariazzima said...

thank you for your effort, we are enjoying your postings.

Eugenie said...

This is a shame to some presidents!! Are they reading this!! I have a proposition: What about taking some night classes but don't show up with some secondary education and be called Mr(s). The President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dancing Girl said...

I love the photo of President Adoulaye Wade of Senegal...thanks for sharing all this, I'm learning lots about various African countries. Keep up the good work

chatnoir said...

wow! Kenya's president defintely looks "ashy" here, The photographer could have done a better work. what is up with that empty background Tsssk !!


Paul bya , jagame and kabila they have got to go they shouldn't be featured here

dikwa92@yahoo.com said...

thanks a whole lot for enriching my knowledge on many african presidents and now i know why many of them could not pay attention to many social issues like education in their respective domain.With analytical chem,why wouldnt nigerias president analyse nigerias social and economic problems and offer solutions to the problems

Ford0778 said...

I was able to find the following on President Lieutenant General Idriss Déby Itno - Chad:

Education: Military officers' academy in Chad, attended; L'Institut Aeronautique Amaury de la Grange, pilot's license, 1976.

Source: Answers.com

DLwanga said...

Interesting, thanks for sharing!
Kagame attended Fort Leavenworth Military Training in Kansas, US and also has an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Anonymous said...

Nice blog here...Your honorary mentioned of past African leaders that named Mandela, kanuda was really great. I was looking for Julius Nyerere 'The Teacher,' probably the most important post independent African leader, and probably the only one to rival the stature of Mandela....thanks though, you post are great!

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Jafeth said...

This site really enlights me with all what I wanted to search further, thank you very much. Just update some of your photos, like for president of Zambia and Gabon please.

 
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