Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey has raised concerns on the rate at which honorary degrees are being awarded in Ghana. During a special congregation at Legon today, he cautioned the public to be cautious and not fall victim to the spell of academic institutions awarding degrees for which they have not been certified.
“We are concerned about the way titles are being abused in this country, normally we expect a bishop to be a priest, in the same way we expect a professor to be teaching in the university…but in Ghana you can be in the civil service and be a professor,”
Kuulpeeps noticed that clergies and people from various backgrounds have been awarded honorary degrees; a situation that has become rampant in Ghana
The special congregation at which Prof Aryeetey spoke was to award Honorary doctorate degrees to 14 citizens of Ghana who have excelled in their various fields of work.
The awardees included academics, politicians, traders, entrepreneurs and popular Ghanaian heart surgeon Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng and other public servants.
Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, Kwaku Mensa-Bonsu, Professor Akua Kuenyehia among others were also awarded honorary doctorate degrees.