Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, known widely as Goodluck Jonathan, is a prominent Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015.
Born on November 20, 1957, in Ogbia, Bayelsa state, Jonathan hails from the Ijaw minority ethnicity and grew up in a Christian family of canoe makers. With a humble background, he rose to become a respected figure in Nigerian politics. In this blog post, we will explore Jonathan’s early life, education, career, and his contributions to the country.
Early Life and Education:
Goodluck Jonathan was born and raised in Ogbia, Bayelsa state. He received his primary and secondary education in Bayelsa, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and senior secondary school certificate. He went on to pursue higher education at the University of Port Harcourt, earning a bachelor’s degree in zoology with honors. He furthered his studies at the same institution, obtaining a master’s degree in hydrobiology and fisheries biology. Jonathan’s quest for knowledge didn’t stop there as he later earned a Ph.D. in zoology.