Many critics and social commentators have attributed this to the high level of corruption evident within African governments.
However, Africa still has the most educated leaders in the world and the continent continues to experience plodding progress. In this article, you will get to know the top ten presidents in Africa that are the most educated. Below are the top 10 most educated presidents in Africa;
1. John Pombe Magufuli – Tanzania
President Magufuli is a seasoned educationist and Chemist. Nicknamed the “Tanzanian bulldozer”, Dr. John Magufuli became the president of Tanzania in 2015. He was a former school teacher; he has a PHD in Chemistry.
2. King Mohammed VI – Morocco
King Mohammed VI took over the throne of Morocco in 1999 after the death of his father, King Hassan. As king, he is the superpower of Morocco and is responsible for appointing a Prime Minister in the country.
3. Peter Mutharika – Malawi
President Mutharika is a renowned international Economic Law expert; his remarkable academic qualifications were a big reason behind his success at the presidential polls in 2014. He served as an adviser to his elder brother, ex-President Bingu Wa Mutharika who died in 2012.
4. Alassane Ouattara – Ivory Coast
President Alassane has been at Ivory Coasts’s helm of leadership since 2010. He is a seasoned economist and financial expert. Critics argue that his understanding of economics has significantly impacted and sustained the economy of the Ivory Coast, making it one of the best in terms of economic growth in Africa.
5. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita – Mali
Ibrahim Keita has ruled Mali since 2013. According to reports, his administration focuses on one key goal, and that is to eliminate corruption from the country. For this reason, he swears not to tolerate even the slightest dishonesty.
6. Faure Essozimma Gnassingbe – Togo
Faure Essozimma Gnassingbe became the president of Togo on 24 April 2005 and has remained so ever since then. He grabbed the power following his father Gnassigbe Eyadema’s death, who had already ruled the country for about 38 years.
7. George Weah – Liberia
Before venturing into politics, George Weah was a football player famously known as one of Africa’s best players of all time. He had played in the UEFA Champions League as well as the English Premier League. He also became the first and only African player to win FIFA world’s best player and other noteworthy awards.
8. Hage Geingob – Namibia
Hage Geingob is the president of Namibia. He took power in 2015 after serving in different leadership positions.
9. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca – Cape Verde
President Jorge Forseca is a Cape Verdean politician, lawyer and university professor who has been President of Cape Verde since 2011.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1993.
10. Paul Biya – Cameroon
President Paul Biya is the second President of the State of Cameroon. He assumed office on 6 November 1982 following the resignation of President Ahmadou Ahidjo.