Issues raised about Masisi's honorary doctorate

Masisi being conferred honorary doctorate .PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Masisi being conferred honorary doctorate .PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Botswana (UB) tomorrow, it has emerged that the procedure may not have been followed as the University Council was sidelined in the matter.

The highest decision-making body of the UB, the Council, was not informed about the conferment of the doctorate on Masisi.

Explaining the process that leads to one being honoured, a high ranking official at UB says: “The procedure as set out in Article 7 of the University of Botswana Act is that there was supposed to be nominations by members of the University.

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