Top 12 Most Educated African Presidents 2024

Education is very important as the world keeps evolving. Africa has the most educated leaders in the world. However, their educational qualification does not manifest in their performance.

Many critics and social commentators have attributed this to the high level of corruption evident within African governments.

The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, was regarded as the most educated president in the world. He was widely regarded as the most qualified man on earth to assume the position of president in the world.

Most African countries are still poor and underdeveloped despite the fact that there are being governed by educated leaders. That is to say, educational qualification alone does not make a good leader.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 12 most educated African presidents who have attended higher education in no particular order.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Doctorate degree in Chemistry, University of Dar es Salaam.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Mohammed V University at Agdal.
  • Ph.D. in Law, French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
  • In 1987, Mohammed obtained his first Certificat d’Études Supérieures (CES) in political sciences, and in July 1988 he obtained a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in public law.

  • Law Degree, University of London.
  • Master of Laws Degree (LL.M), Yale University.
  • Doctor of the Science of Law Degree (JSD), Yale University.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

5. Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro, LESOTHO

Moeketsi Majoro became the sixth prime minister of Lesotho in May 2020. He previously held the office of the Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Tom Thabane from 2017 to 2020. He is also a former senator and a member of the All Basotho Convention (ABC).

Academic Qualifications:

  • BA degree in Economics from the National University of Lesotho
  • MSc in Agricultural Economics from the Washington State University
  • PhD in Natural Resource Economics from the Washington State University.

6. William Ruto, KENYA

William Ruto is the fifth and current president of Kenya. Ruto was inaugrated as president on 13 September 2022. Prior to becoming president, Ruto served as the deputy president of Kenya.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Botany and Zoology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • PhD from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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