Who is Aliko Dangote?
Aliko Dangote is the Nigerian billionaire, who owns the Dangote Group which has interests in commodities. Aliko Dangote was born on 10 April 1957. The company (Dangote Group) operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. As of June 2016, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.9 billion, and named by Forbes magazine as the richest person in Africa.
Educational background of Aliko Dangote.
Aliko Dangote received both formal and non formal education which he makes use of till this day.
1964: Kano Capital Elementary School (during break time in the high-brow primary school with other schoolkids who wanted sweets, Aliko would bring out a handful and told his jolly good friends that they could have one for a dime. He was that sharp.)
1964: Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa (Arabic School): He attended the Quranic school when he returned from the primary school, a pattern that is common with many Nigerian Muslims.
1970s: Capital High School, Kano.
1970s: Al Azhar University, Cairo, in Egypt: where he bagged a degree in business studies and administration. School of Economics & Business.
In addition to all these forms of formal education, he also got a great deal of informal education from his grandfather, which he makes use of till this day. He says ‘All my business acumen and instincts I inherited from my maternal grandfather. As his first grandson, he poured his business wizardry into me. I would not have been where I am today without him; a very great man, loving and caring.’
Here we see how other kind of education is important in our life, as we learnt from Aliko Dangote, Apart from being graduated from University of Azhar also he used formal and non-formal education which he makes use of till this day.