University of Cape Coast (UCC) will on Saturday, May 29 confer an honorary doctorate degree on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Akufo-Addo will be decorated at the UCC Special Congregation.
The University informed the Presidency about the decision in a letter dated Friday, April 30, 2021.
On Monday, May 17, 2021 the Office of the President, acting through the Minister of Education wrote back to UCC and accepted the honor of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (Honoris Causa) to be conferred on President Akufo-Addo.
This is the second time Ghana’s President has received recognition from top African universities.
In 2017, the University of Liberia conferred on Akufo-Addo an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree Honoris Causa in International Law at its 98th Commencement Exercise.
The honorary degree was conferred on him by the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberia, and upon the recommendation of the President of the University, Professor Ophelia Weeks.
The citation read ‘In recognition of your substantive contribution to strengthening the Rule of Law in Ghana, and also in recognition of your substantive contributions in Liberia’s peace building process, coupled with your invaluable service to the Ghana State over the years, as a veritable patriot’.
In receiving the award, President Akufo-Addo ssaid that ‘I am honoured by the award of the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and assure you that I will do my best not to disgrace the award’.
President Akufo-Addo has been in power for more than 4 years. It is not our duty to state whether he truly deserves these rewards or not.
Whatever it is, we hope the desire for honorary doctorate degrees will inspire the President to do more for Ghanaians. What do you think?
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