President Professor Peter Mutharika says the Doctors of Letter Degree Honoris Causa he will receive from Addis Ababa University will have an impact not only on himself but also on Malawians.
The President told reporters in Lilongwe, Friday, on his departure to Addis Ababa Ethiopia, where he is going to be awarded the degree for the outstanding work he has done in academia in Africa but also in the world.
Mutharika said apart from the university honoring him, Malawi as a country has also been recognized and honored with this award.
He said he was honored to be among those recognized by the old and magnificent University of Ethiopia saying part of the reason the university is honoring him is the progress Malawi is making from being a dependent country to a self sufficient nation.
The president is also Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) Champion for Higher Education in Africa, co-convener of the International Commission on Financing Global Education and hence the recognition.
Mutharika will be conferred the degree on Saturday 9th July, 2016 at Addis Ababa University.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :