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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Korean University honours former President Kufuor

Accra, Oct 13, GNA - South Korea's Inje University has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Political Science on former President John Agyekum Kufuor and it goes with full scholarships for two Ghanaians to study any of the sciences in the university.

A statement signed by the former President's Press Secretary, Mr Frank Agyekum, quoted a release from the office of the Dean of Graduate School, Dr Sung Goo Kang, as saying Inje University was established in 1932, is ranked second by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea and excels in the sciences.

Dr. Kyeonp Ho Lee, President of the University, in conferring the award, lauded former President Kufuor for devoting his productive life to the service of Ghana which culminated in his serving two four-year terms as President.

"His role in ensuring peace and stability in the West African region and the Africa continent as a whole, as Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States and the Africa Union deserves to be celebrated by all," the statement said.

In accepting the award, former President Kufuor said he was overwhelmed with his selection and dedicated it to leaders throughout the world who stood for the respect of human rights and the rule of law. The ceremony was attended by a large Asian academic community, business and interest groups as well as the Acting Ghana Ambassador in Korea and ambassadors from Sudan, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Lebanon, Cambodia and Singapore. 13 Oct 09.

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