President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree, Honoris Causa in International Law, from the University of Liberia.
This degree was awarded to him, o.n the 98th Commencement Exercises, of the University on Wednesday, 13th December, 2017.
The Honorary Doctorate degree was conferred on President Akufo-Addo by the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberia, and upon the recommendation of the President of the University, Professor Ophelia Weeks.
According to her, the honorary degree is in recognition of the substantive contribution of the President in strengthening the Rule of Law in Ghana, and also for his substantive contributions in Liberia’s peace building process.
In receiving the award, President Akufo-Addo expressed his elation as he promised to honour the award he has been given.
According to President Akufo-Addo the University of Liberia has done more than most universities in shaping the intellectual, moral and political outlook of Liberia.
“I must confess that I feel so proud to be part of such a seminal moment. I feel very keenly the weight of history and the burden of the aspirations of the men and women who passed through these gates, especially in its early years. They had to believe in themselves and in the African race, when all around them said they counted for nothing,” he said.