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Ruto tops the list of Africa’s top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

Upon election to the Presidency of the Republic of Kenya in one of the most unpredictable elections in the democratic history of the African continent, HE. Dr. William Samoei Ruto got to the stage as not only a new breed of African leaders but also as the most educated leader on the continent as of now.

Biznakenya has gone an extra mile to get you the updated list of the top 10 most educated leaders in Africa.

HE. William Ruto’s Academic journey

Ruto first studied at Kerotet Primary School, then Wareng Secondary School and Kapsabet Boys High School in Nandi County, where he obtained his primary, Ordinary Level and Advanced Level education, respectively. He then enrolled at the University of Nairobi, to study Botany and Zoology, eventually graduating in 1990 with a bachelor of science in both fields. The following year after his graduation, he enrolled for a Ph.D. at the University of Nairobi, after several setbacks, he completed and graduated on 21 December 2018 with a Ph.D. from the university.

Ruto authored several papers including a paper titled Plant Species Diversity and Composition of Two Wetland in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya. During his time in the campus for his undergraduate education, Ruto was an active member of the Christian Union. He also served as the Chairman of the University of Nairobi’s choir.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

  • 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.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

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

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

  • 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

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

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.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

Ruto tops the list of Africa's top 10 most educated presidents. Updated list.

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