Time to End Honorary Doctorates
Monday, 15 August 2022
The awarding of honorary doctorates to politicians and state officials continues. It is time to have a moratorium and a reexamination of the rules.
THERE should be a halt to the arbitrary way some universities hand out honorary doctorates. The government should not be so accommodating to officials, politicians and rich people who are found of collecting academic titles cheaply.
There have long been discussions about the awarding of honorary doctorates and professorships by campuses for various of reasons. Most recently, Surya Paloh, Chair of the NasDem Party received an honorary title...
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