In Niger and Zambia, two countries that are undergoing a change to their referendums, it could be put in place that to become president, one must be a university graduate. Many of Africa’s governments were initially headed by the movements that obtained independence, in many cases members from trade unions and revolutionary armed parties. Cadres were then trained in house from those parties to take over in the future. So the question is, in countries that have 8 universities between them to educated 27 million people, will the pool be deep enough to get graduates? And if the presidents are supposed to have tertiary education, will that apply as well to the electorate?
May 26, 2010 · 07:02