- Abdullahi Ganduje is one of the most educated governors in Nigeria owing to the fact that he is a Ph.D holder
- Other governors who are also Ph.D holders include Ben Ayade of Cross River and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia states
- Also, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Babagana Zulum of Borno states are part of this exclusive list
Despite the issues of bad leadership facing the country, findings have indicated that some of Nigerian governors are well educated.
Legit.ng findings further showed that these governors got to the pinnacle in the education quest.
Here are some of the present governors with Ph.D degree.
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1. Samuel Ortom of Benue state
Ortom attended St. John’s Primary School, Gboko but later moved to St. Catherine’s Primary School, Makurdi. He attended Idah Secondary Commercial College, Idah in Kogi State in 1976 but couldn’t finish due to financial reasons.
He later obtained Diploma Certificates from Ahmadu Belllo University, Zaria and Benue State University. He got his Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D from the Commonwealth University, Belize through distance learning in 2014.
2. Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje
Ganduje attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State where he obtained a Bachelor in Science Education in 1975. He proceeded to Bayero University Kano where he earned a Master’s degree in Applied Educational Psychology. He returned to Ahmadu Bello University to receive a Master of Public Administration degree before his doctorate in Public Administration from University of Ibadan in 1993.
3. Benedict Ayade of Cross River state
Ayade earned his first B.Sc. (Honours) from University of Ibadan in 1988. He proceeded to obtain his M.Sc in Microbiology in 1980 and his Ph.D in Environmental Microbiology from the same University in 1994. He also holds a Master of Business Administration certificate from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State and LLB Law Degree from Delta State University.
4. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state
Okezie Victor Ikpeazu earned his first B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from University of Maiduguri where he studied Clinical Biochemistry. He returned to the University for his M.Sc Degree in Biochemical Toxicology after his National Youth Service and graduated in 1990. He obtained a Doctorate Degree, Ph.D in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Calabar at 30 in 1994.
5. Babagana Zulum of Borno state.
Babagana obtained his Master’s degree in the same course in 1998 from the University of Ibadan and completed a PhD in soil and Water Engineering in 2009 from the University of Maiduguri.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) in partnership with the federal ministry of education and the Teachers Naija, have unveiled 20 successful housemates for Naija Teachers Reality TV Show Season 2.
Season 2 of the Teachers’ Reality TV Show themed; “Millionaire Teachers” was announced by the registrar of the TRCN, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, in Abuja on July 16.
1. Gloria Odutola
Gloria is a 35-year-old English language teacher who enjoys teaching and singing. She is married with two beautiful daughters, Deborah and Wonderful Odutola.
A Bachelor’s in Education graduate of Delta State University, Abraka, Gloria’s has garnered 15-years’ experience in the teaching profession.
2. Enyinnaya Victor Maduabuchi
Enyinnaya, 28, holds a Bachelors in Education (Biology) from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He teaches Biology and Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition and has obtained over 120 Certificates on various Professional Development Courses from Nigeria, the USA and UK.
When Enyinnaya is not teaching he delves into creative writing, researching and exploration of new things (innovations) of interest.