Speaker Katjavivi receives honorary doctorate from University of Bath

Speaker Katjavivi receives honorary doctorate from University of Bath
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National Assembly Speaker Professor Peter Katjavivi has been awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Bath, in the United Kingdom, for his contribution to higher education in Namibia and the SADC region.
Speaking at the ceremony Professor Richard Mawditt, UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath said, "Peter Katjavivi has dedicated his life to the causes of social justice, education, good governance and democracy, building international support for his country and its African neighbours through diplomatic activity with a special persona recognised throughout Africa and beyond.
In the National Assembly, he said, Katjavivi played a major role in formulating new legislation and repealing discriminatory and outdated laws inherited from the apartheid era.
Mawditt said as a distinguished Professor of History Katjavivi's publication record, especially on his country and the Commonwealth, would do any academic proud.
He further praised Katjavivi for his part in turning Namibia into "the ‘go-to’ country in Africa with two fine universities and an outstanding Medical School".
The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom and rated a top 10 UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.