Honorary Degree

Honorary Degree

One of the most prestigious awards conferred by our partner universities is the Honorary Doctorate Degree. It is awarded to those individuals who have made extraordinary academic or social contributions, particularly in fields of relevance and importance at national and at international levels. The selection of honorary degree recipients is overseen by the Peer Review Committee. The committee will seek approval to recommend a slate of honorary degree candidates for approval.

The nomination and approval process for honorary degrees is confidential, and all involved in the process must respect this requirement. To avoid undue influence, the review process by the committee is carried out anonymously, that is, the names of those who submitted the nomination are redacted from all documentation reviewed by University’s Director of Programmes. Every effort will be made to ensure that degree recipients represent diversity across gender, race, age and ability.

If you would like to nominate deserving candidates for the Honorary Doctorate Degree by our partner university, please consider the selection criteria.

Guidelines and Selection Criteria

Interested candidates must be:

  1. Distinguished men and women with outstanding achievements.
  2. Ground-breaking Inventors, Scholars with original publications
  3. Entrepreneurs/Business tycoons making contributions to the economy and in employment generation.
  4. Public officials, traditional rulers and community leaders of exemplar character, integrity and service record.
  5. Leaders and owners of educational institutions making a difference.
  6. Persons who are willing to support the philosophy of life-long learning and distance learning by contributing to the Endowment Fund of the university.

Recipients of the University’s Honorary Doctorate Degree Award are expected to make a contribution towards the University’s Endowment Fund. The University does not place undue emphasis on this and there is no mandatory or fixed amount that must be contributed to the Endowment Fund by recipients of the Honorary Degree.

Our experience has shown that recipients are very willing to support the work of the university even as we do not insist on a particular amount of contribution to the Endowment Fund. However, this is not mandatory, but it will be highly appreciated.

Past donations have been very useful and instrumental in the promotion of the university.