Nigeria as a country has come a long way, right from 1960 after the country got her independence from the hands of the British colonial masters, the journey has not been all that smooth, with years of military rule, coups that has taken place and lots of blood that were shed in the process, as a result of civil, ethnic and religious wars. From Nnamdi Azikiwe down to the present Nigerian President, these are men who have served this country as presidents, but we only know little about them especially their academic qualifications. It might interest you to know that only a few Presidents of Nigeria received a college education, even among the earliest apart from Nnamdi Azikiwe.
Lets Take a Quick Look at the Nigerian Presidents Academic Qualifications from 1960 Till Date.
Chief (Dr.) Nnamdi Azikiwe
BA degree in Political Science (1930) Lincoln University, PA
MA degree in Religion and Philosophy (1932) Lincoln University
He concluded two Master’s degree programs, in Anthropology and Political Science(1933) University of Pennsylvania, PA.
Doctor of Philosophy degree
General Yakubu Gowon
He attended military institutions which had followed slightly different approach to academic learning and award of degrees.
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (1955 – 1956)
Staff College, Camberley
Joint Service Defence College
Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
After his programme with University of Warwick in 1983, he attended military institutions which had followed slightly different approach to academic learning and award of degrees.
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK (1955–56)
Staff College, Camberley, UK (1962)
Joint Staff College, Latimer (1965)