For any institution that does not offer any PhD studies, college or high school, to have the power to confer honorary doctorates sounds very problematic to me. I see no world where this can be justified.
Irrespective of who the beneficiary is, such an action debases the very idea of an honorary doctorate. I hope the school will come forward and explain, and hopefully apologize. We have to take ourselves more seriously than that.
What is the body of evidence on his contribution to any field? Who assessed this? Who took this decision? We should not accept some of these things just like that.
Everything is wrong with whatever happened in that institution about that honorary degree. To start with, they don't have any degree programmes of their own. If by any slim chance they have any degree programmes it must be Unisa degrees. I think they must be investigated and suspended from the department of higher education and training. Academic industry should not be reduced to mediocrity. It's not bad to Honour someone, but that individual needs to have had outstanding contribution.
Content created and supplied by: Ntshuxekochuchuchabalala (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More