Rabiu Kwankwaso is a popular politician who has gained public support, especially in Kano state.
Kwankwaso is a former governor of Kano state. He was first elected into office as governor in 1999 and the second time in 2011.
The politician who boasts of serving the country for over 30 years, has held several top positions the first Minister of Defence of the Fourth Republic under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the Senate representing Kano Central Senatorial District.
Surely, a man with such influence in the Nigerian political system should have lots of experience and qualifications. This leads us to the question Does Rabiu Kwankwaso have a PhD?
Is Kwankwaso a Ph.D. Holder?
Yes, Rabiu Kwankwaso is a PhD holder in civil engineering. In 2022, he was among those who earned a doctorate degree from Sharda University in India.
Kwankwaso started his educational journey at Gwarzo Boarding Senior Primary School, Wudi Craft School, and Kano Technical College. He proceeded to obtain a National Diploma, and Higher National Diploma from Kaduna Polytechnic.
Kwankwaso also received his master’s degree in civil engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology in the United Kingdom.
Back to the topic of being a PhD holder, there is evidence that proves Kwankwaso is a PhD holder from Sharda University India. This proof can be seen by accessing the school’s website for the list of students awarded a Ph.D. from the University.
The list contains the names of Ph.D. awardees from 2016 to date, along with their year of registration.
Kwankwaso’s name can be seen on page 8 of this list, as “Mohammed Rabiu Musa” and with the thesis titled, “Design and Construction of Irrigation System in Northern Nigeria.”
Kwankwaso while running for the 2023 presidential election under the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, was affirmed to be a PhD holder as compared to the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi who has none.