BIRTH NAME: Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
DATE OF BIRTH: 21 July 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH: Moshupa, Botswana
WIFE: Neo Jane Masisi (nee Maswabi)
CHILDREN: Atsile Masisi (Daughter)
PARENTS: Edison Masisi (Father) and Precious Masego Masisi (Mother)
Mokgweetsi Masisi is the President of Botswana; a position he has held since 31 March 2018, taking over from Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who has retired from presidency.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi was born on 21 July 1961 in Moshupa, Botswana. Mokgweetsi Masisi is the son of Edison Masisi (1923-2003), the long-time MP for Moshupa and many-time cabinet member. He grew up in Gaborone, attending Thornhill Primary School and Maru A Pula School.
Mokgweetsi Masisi Wife and Childrens
Mokgweetsi Masisi is married to Neo Jane Masisi (nee Maswabi) and their marriage has been blessed with a daughter named Atsile Masisi.
Mokgweetsi Masisi graduated from the Florida State University in the United States, where he majored in Social Studies Education and Instructional Systems Design.
During the 1980s Masisi became a high school social studies teacher for several years after graduating from the University of Botswana in 1984 in English and History. He then taught at Mmanaana Secondary School in 1984 in Moshupa village before moving on to the University of Botswana in 1987 as a curriculum development specialist.
Mokgweetsi Masisi has also served as Minister of Education since 2014, and previously he was Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration from 2011 to 2014. He was first elected to Parliament in 2009.
Masisi was appointed by President Ian Khama as Vice President of Botswana on 12 November 2014 while remaining in his post as Minister of Education. On April 1, 2018, he was sworn in as the 5th President of Botswana, he is now the current president of the Republic of Botswana.
President Khama appointed Masisi as the Chancellor of the University of Botswana on 5 July 2017. The appointment, which was in consonance with Section 7 of the University of Botswana Act of 2008, was for a period of five years. It followed the death of former President Quett Masire, who served as the Chancellor until he died on 22 June 2017.