Lungu to be conferred with a Doctorate

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Republican President Edgar Lungu might be changing titles from Mr Lungu to Dr Lungu very soon after a source reveals that the University of Zambia plans to confer an honorary doctorate degree on him as he officiate at the next graduation ceremony slated for June 21.

President Edgar Lungu

The source from UNZA who sought anonymity said plans are also underway to confer President Lungu and Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa with honorary doctorate in good governance side by side. Both President Lungu and Mnangagwa are graduated from UNZA with LLB. “The initial plan was to simply confer an honorary doctorate degree on President Lungu alone, but some expressed concern that the public and even the members of the university may question the move, so it was decided that the best thing would be to find a cover-up. After much deliberation, it was agreed that another honorary doctorate degree be given to Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa so that he can be used as a decoy to legitimise the award. As you probably know the Zimbabwean President, like President Lungu, has an LLB degree from UNZA,” said the source. And the UNZA Alumni association has advertised an alumni dinner slated for June 22 at Mulungushi International Centre to be graced by President Lungu and President Mnangagwa. Tickets are going for K950 per person. Meanwhile civil rights activist Laura Miti said the President must deny the good governance honorary doctorate if indeed the university is planning to confer him.

“If there is ever a time one hopes a rumour making the rounds is fake news, it this story that the University of Zambia plans to award President Lungu with an honorary doctorate in good governance. Good governance Even he would refuse it, kaleza. They should give him one for encouraging health and fitness pela, if they must. These things must ring true” Miti said.


2 Responses to Lungu to be conferred with a Doctorate

  1. Yaba. That is why it is now a college.

    June 5, 2019 at 9:12 pm

  2. UK, rates University of Zambia in to a college. Giving drunkards doctorate for what? What a shame. Yes, it’s a College by standards

    Mumba mwamba
    June 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm

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