Former opposition chief and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president John Tembo has been honoured with a prestigious degree of doctor of philosophy in leadership management by University of Malawi (Unima).
Tembo, who served as chairperson of University of Malawi Council in the 1970s when MCP was in power and he was regarded as the country’s ‘strongman’, will be conferred the honorary PhD as part of the Unima 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
He will receive the PhD in the Great Hall at Chancellor College in Zomba alongside the third graduating class of 2014/15 academic year.
The retired politician, who once served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, already holds a bachelor of arts in political philosophy from the University of Roma (also known as Pius XII College) in Lesotho.
“I am pleased to convey the decision by the Council of the University of Malawi that you be awarded an honorary degree, a Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Management for the outstanding leadership in Malawi and beyond,” reads a letter addressed to Tembo from the University Office in Zomba signed by deputy university registrar Ashanie Gawa dated February 29 2016.