The Addis Ababa University will on July 9 honour President Prof. Peter Mutharika with a Degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa at a ceremony to be held at the university in Ethiopia.
A statement from President Mutharika’s press secretary, Mgeme Kalirani, says a letter from the University’s President said the Senate of the University had given the approval while its Board of Governors had given recognition of the selection of the Malawi leader for the honour.
“The university says it has decided to honour Prof. Peter Mutharika for his great and outstanding contribution in academia in the world which has inspired and continue to inspire other scholars to follow his path,” says the statement.
Mutharika is also Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) Champion for Higher Education in Africa, co-convener of the International Commission on Financing Global Education, and Charles Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Constitutional Law Emeritus of the Washington University in the USA.
President Mutharika has since accepted the conferment of the honour of the Degree of Letters Honoris Causa, according to the statement from the press secretary.