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Letter From The President: What?s in a ?degree??

Wed, 23 Mar 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, I was very surprised when I read in the newspapers that Jerry Boom was to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the University for Development Studies.

Why was I surprised?

Well, the man has received so many honorary doctorate degrees from various universities in different parts of the world. I think it?s high time he actually studies for a real degree. I think the UDS should rather have offered him free admission and invited him to come over to study at the university ? which according to the university authorities, is his ?baby?. I strongly believe that Jerry Boom needs to occupy himself with something very meaningful ? like an academic pursuit for a well-deserved, ?proper? degree.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch