The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has conferred a honorary degree on Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, a Professor of Public Law and the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya School of Law.
This event took place during the last day of the 11th Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lecture of the University of Cape Coast held under the theme, “Africa Must Rise.”
In a response to the conferment, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba expressed his excitement at such a great honour.
“I am elated to have been chosen to receive the Honorary Degree of the Doctor of Letters of honorary cause of the University of Cape Coast,” he said.
He again expressed his joy saying that he is very happy because this was done during the celebration of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a man he admires with respect.
“I am humbled because it is done on the occasion of a man whom I have revered since i became aware of, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the professor added.
The Vice Chancellor (VC), Professor D. D. Kuupole, in an address said that the practice of awarding Honorary Degree has been an established tradition of the university and that the University has been doing this since it became autonomous in 1972.
The program which was chaired by the Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, came off on the Wednesday, 21st of September, 2016.
The Registrar, Mr. John K. Nyan, and some members of the university council were present at the occasion.