The University of Cape Coast has awarded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The ceremony, which took place today, May 29, 2021, in the New Examination Centre, aimed to honor him for his contributions to the educational sector, particularly the Free SHS program.
Speaking at the ceremony, the school’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, stated that despite the economic difficulty, Akufo-Addo made the Free SHS goal a reality.
According to the VC, those that get such accolades follow worldwide best practices.
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.