- President Akufo-Addo has been conferred with an honorary Doctor of Philisophy degree by UCC
- It was to reward him for the several projects in the educational sector, especially the Free SHS program
- The Vice-Chancellor of UCC said people who receive such awards are consistent with global best practices
- The VC of the school therefore called on Akufo-Addo to come to their aid by constructing a hall for them which will be named after him
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been conferred with a Doctor of Philisophy degree by the University of Cape Coast.
The event which took place at the New Examination Centre today, May 29, 2021, was to reward him for the several projects in the educational sector, especially the Free SHS program.
Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong said despite the economic hardship, Akufo-Addo still made the Free SHS vision a dream come true.
The VC said people who receive such awards are consistent with global best practices.
One of the boldest decisions taken by His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo as president was to introduce the Free SHS despite the huge financial implications on the economy and uncertainties..," he said.
The conferment of the Doctor of Philosophy degree on President Akufo-Addo, he added automatically makes him (Akufo-Addo) an alumnus of the institute.
“....by the conferment of this degree on the president, he becomes an alumnus of theUCC and the second to occupy the high office of president of Ghana. The first being former president Kufuor,” he stated.
The Vice-Chancellor of the school has called on President Akufo-Addo to come to their aid by constructing a hall for them which will be named after him.
In reaction to the VC's comments, President Akufo-Addo promised to uphold educational standards.
"I assure all of you that I will do my very best to uphold the highest standards associated with this award," President Akufo-Addo said.
Watch the event below.
In other news, a police officer has been interdicted for insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
Corporal Frederick Kwaku Dzemeki, who is stationed at Prampram was arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command.
He reportedly insulted the president and the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on social media.
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