Monday, December 14, 2009
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, has been conferred with yet another honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Communications (D.Sc.) (honoris causa) by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at the 37th Convocation ceremonies of the university which held Saturday, December 12, 2009.
The university said that the conferment of the degree is in recognition of his “contribution to the telecommunications industry and to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.”
According to the Vice Chancellor, OAU, Professor Michael Faborode who recently hinted about the university’s Senate’s recommendation on Ndukwe, said his conferment with the degree is in recognition of his contributions to the Nigeria nation.
Also, he recalled that the conferment of the degree on the electrical and electronics engineer alumnus of the university who has made his mark in the nation’s development, hence is one of the highlights of the convocation ceremonies.
“You know that OAU doctorate is one of the most prestigious. You do not buy it or lobby for it. The Senate of the University has considered Engr. Ernest Ndukwe worthy of this degree,” he said.
The conferment last weekend of the degree on Dr. Ndukwe by the OAU brings to three the number of front line universities in Nigeria recognizing him in that capacity.
ITRealms Online recalls that he had earlier received similar degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the Federal University of Technology, FUTO Owerri and now the OAU.
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