The University of Liberia has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Human Letters Degree (Honoris Causa) in International Law, on Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.


The Honorary Doctorate degree, initiated by the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberia, upon the recommendation of Professor Ophelia Weeks, President of the University, is in recognition of President Akufo-Addo’ substantive contribution to strengthening the Rule of Law in Ghana, and also in recognition of President Akufo-Addo’s substantive contributions in Liberia’s peace building process, coupled with his invaluable service to  Ghana State, over the years, as a veritable patriot.


It is the second of such honours that President Akufo-Addo has received from a famous African University― the first an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree, in May 2016, from the celebrated Fort Hare University of South Africa, which has been the cradle of African nationalism, responsible for graduates such as Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Seretse Khama, Herbert Chitepo, Robert Sobukwe, Joshua Nkomo, Chris Hani, Kenneth Kaunda, Robert Mugabe and Mangosuthu Buthelezi.


The first was received during his time as leader of Ghana’s largest opposition party.


Receiving the award, President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance to do his best not to disgrace the award.


He said the University of Liberia had done more than enough in shaping the intellectual, moral and political outlook of Liberia.


Source: ISD (Rex Mainoo Yeboah)



Created: 15 December 2017
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