Botswana’s President, Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, has been awarded an honourary Doctorate of Political Science Degree by South Korea’s Konkuk University.
In awarding the degree, the President of Konkuk University, Prof. Kim Kyung Hee Konkuk, said: “President Khama has been recognized for his strong leadership in challenging circumstance for steady economic growth and stable governance. Internationally, he is recognised as a voice of rationality, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”
According to a media release from the Office of the President (OP), Khama is said to have further contributed to SADC as an organ of peace and security, also contributing to enhance Botswana-Korean friendship and cooperation.
Founded by Korean Patriot Dr. Yoo Suk-Chang, who led nationalist resistance during the period Japanese colonial rule (1905-45), Konkuk University began as the Chosun Political Science School in May 1946. In 1955 it broadened its mandate as the Konkuk University Foundation and Konkuk University. The school has remained a leading Korean tertiary institution for Political Science and Public Administration.
President Khama was given the award during his ongoing four-day state visit to South Korea.
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