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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo finally graduates with a Doctorate degree


Nigeria’s Ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo who was seen last year defending his Doctorate degree’s thesis at National Open University, has finally graduated.


The photo of the Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in his convocation gown, which was shared on the official Instagram handle of ‘Olusegun Obasanjo Library’, was captioned;

The Chief Promoter of #OOPLis officially a Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo PhD.

Recall that the Ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who is now a Ph.D. holder was seen in a classroom with a laptop and his thesis, sitting in front of an academic panel in December 2017.

Although the topic of his research work is unknown yet, the research topic of the 80-year-old Ex-head of state is assumed to be around Christian Theology.

Recall that Obasanjo enrolled at the National Open University of Nigeria in 2014 as a graduate student having obtained a post-graduate Diploma in 2009.

When asked why he wanted to go back to school, the former president said he wanted to achieve in every aspect of life.

He said;  “I always aspire to something new in my farm. I do that in my international activities. I do it in my writing. I do it in the improvement of my academic work which helps to sharpen my brain and strengthen my faith”.

The National Open University of Nigeria is an Open and Distance Learning institution first established in 1983 during the democratic dispensation of Alhaji Shehu Shagari and later resuscitated in 2002  by the Olusegun Obasanjo led administration.

A short look into the former president’s educational background shows that he enrolled into Saint David Ebenezer School at Ibogun, for his primary school education. From 1952 to 1957, he attended Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, for his secondary school education.

He was sent to India where he took training at the ‘Indian Army School of Engineering’ and at the ‘Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.


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