The 10 Least Educated African Presidents

Many studies have proved that educated politicians tend to make better politicians than those who are not educated. Highly educated leaders can easily lead their nation towards prosperity. Not all African leaders received higher education. Some of them don’t even have high school certificate or diploma.

We look at the 10 least educated African presidents.

10) Denis Sassou-Nguesso (Republic of Congo)

Denis Sassou-Nguesso has been the President of the Republic of the Congo since 25 October 1997. He was educated at a teachers’ college in Dolisie. He received military training between 1961 and 1963 at the officers’ schools of Cherchell in Algeria and at the Infantry academy in Saint-Maixent, France.

Denis Sassou Nguesso

9) Isaias Afwerki (Eritrea)

Isaias Afwerki is the first President of Eritrea. He earned his high school diploma from Prince Makonnen High School in the year 1965. With his good grades, he managed to get admission at the highly competitive College of Engineering at Haile Selassie I University. After studying for one year at the university, he dropped out and joined the Eritrean freedom struggle.

Isaias Afwerki

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