Does Peter Obi have a Doctorate Degree?

The name Peter Gregory Obi has become a popular political figure in Nigeria due to his being the presidential candidate for the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election.


Peter Obi is not only credited with being a presidential candidate. He is a former governor of Anambra State, which he ruled for two tenures (8 years).

Many individuals in Nigeria, including top politicians, have been awarded a doctorate over the years, and people would like to know if Peter Obi was also awarded this degree.

Does Peter Obi have a Doctorate Degree?

No, Peter Obi does not have a doctorate degree from any university in Nigeria or outside the country. But instead, has a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Obi was born in Onitsha, Anambra State, and that is where he completed his secondary education at Christ the King College, Onitsha.

Peter Obi has attended some of the top business schools locally and internationally. He completed the Chief Executive Program, at Lagos Business School, before moving to Harvard Business School, where he completed two major programs.

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Other educational institutions attended by Peter Obi are the London School of Economics, Columbia Business School, the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, the Business School of Oxford University, and the Judge Business School of Cambridge University.

Obi never received a doctorate degree (PhD) from any of these institutions.

During the 2023 presidential election campaigns, Peter Obi, while speaking with some students of the Afe Babalola University, Ekiti State, stated that he prefers to be addressed simply as “Mr. Peter Obi” and not as “Dr. Peter Obi”.

He also went on to reveal that seven universities in Nigeria have awarded him an Honorary Doctorate, but he declined the offers.

Bottom Line

Peter Obi doesn’t have a doctorate degree. However, Obi has acquired various degrees and qualifications from top educational institutions around the world.

Izuchukwu Ojibe

Ojibe Izuchukwu is a Nigerian student with a passion for media reporting and content writing.

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