Essex University Honours Ezekwesili


Clement Danhutor

In recognition of her inspiring activities and accomplishments both in government and out, particularly her campaign against the kidnapping of girls by the Boko Haram terrorists group, the University of Essex, United Kingdom, will honour Dr. Oby Ezekwesili with a honorary degree of Doctors.

The investiture proper will hold during the university’s 2016 convocation which comes up between Tuesday, July 12 and Friday, July 15.

The decision to honour Dr. Ezekwesili was contained in a letter addressed to her and signed by the Vice Chancellor of the leading university, Prof. Anthony Forster. The letter noted that “Our honorary degrees are presented to outstanding individuals to recognise their contributions to the arts, sport, industry and public service”.

With the award, Ezekwesili has joined an elite crowd of awardees which include notable personalities including Nuala Mole, an international human rights lawyer and who led some of the world’s pro bono legal advice and advocacy organisations, and Annie Lennox, a successful musician and founder of the SING Campaign which supports women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, among others.