Awarding Honorary Degrees in Churches With 'Big Choir Robes' Extremely Annoying - Mireku Duker

Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker has called for an immediate arrest of individuals and institutions indiscriminately awarding honorary degrees to individuals.

Hon. Mireku Duker, who doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem in the Western Region, expressed disgust over the rampant honorary degrees in the country, stating on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" morning show that there is a team moving around, calling and honoring people with such degrees.

"They sow big church choir robes with big hats and put on the individuals. This thing shouldn't be encouraged because it depletes the hard work of PhD students," he fumed.

He stressed; "Those people must be called to order. Arrest them if they have to be arrested...Those things are unlawful because before a person will be awarded a PhD, it must come from an institution with accreditation. So, if you are not even accredited to honor or give someone a PhD, you don't qualify to honor any individual as a PhD holder."

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