The 13 Most Educated African Presidents

2) King Mohammed VI (Morocco)

Education: Doctor of Law (J.D.),  Master of Advanced Studies (M.A.S.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Mohammed VI is the King of Morocco. He completed his primary and secondary studies at the Royal College. Later on he attained his Baccalaureate in 1981 and went on to gain a bachelor’s degree in law at the Mohammed V University at Agdal. He obtained his first Certificat d’Études Supérieures (CES) in political sciences and also obtained a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in public law. He earned his PhD in law from the French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

King Mohammed VI

1) Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi (Benin)

Education: PhD in Economics and Political, Master of Economics (M.Econ.)

Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi has been serving Benin as its president since 6 April 2006. He graduated with a Masters degree in economics from the National University of Benin. He continued his studies and earned another Master’s degree in economics at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. He completed his doctorate in economics and politics at the University of Orléans in France. Later on he got another doctorate in economics at the Paris Dauphine University.

Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi

Education and a passion to serve the nation make great leaders. When it comes to education, the example set by these leaders is definitely worth emulation.

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