Former Tanzanian President and Makerere Alumni H.E. Benjamin Mkapa was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws of Makerere University on Friday 27th November 2009 at a colorful ceremony presided over by the Chancellor in the University Main Hall.
On satisfying the requirements and passing the evaluation by The Honorary Awards Committee, His Excellency’s candidature was forwarded to the University Senate for consideration and studied the evaluation. Having been satisfied with the evaluation, The University Senate approved the recommendation. The University Senate's decision was then forwarded to the University Council. On receipt of the Senator's decision, the Chairperson of Council developed a resolution, which guided the Members of Council to endorse the decision of the Senators.
While awarding the Honorary Doctorate to H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, the Chancellor, Professor George Mondo Kagonyera proudly announced: “You are the right choice. You have made Makerere University proud. This award is in recognition of your outstanding record of excellence in diplomacy, journalism, administration, governance; regional and global politics. Your Alma Mater is proud of you."
It gives us all great pleasure to publicize that our very own (H.E. Benjamin Mkapa), on Friday 27th November 2009, joined the academic and historic records of Makerere University. For now and the years to come, we officially know him as "H.E. Dr.(h.c.) Benjamin Mkapa".
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