- Professor Phakeng has received an honorary degree
- The degree was bestowed on her by the University of Bristol
- She took to social media to share the honour
UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng received an honorary degree from the University of Bristol earlier this week.
She took to social media to share her achievement:
"What an honour! I am humbled."
An honorary degree is one of higher education's most significant accolades. The University of Bristol bestows an honorary degree on distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity constant with its mission.
Social media users congratulated the professor, with Twitter user Halimgencoglu saying:
"Congratulations Prof Phakeng."
While Loueybaby said:
"Halaaaaaalaaaaa VC wam!!"
Briefly.co.za previously reported that 100 University of Cape Town students had their debts paid thanks to the university's Vice-Chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng. Prof Phakeng decided to forego a lavish inauguration party when she was appointed Vice-Chancellor. This gesture reportedly saved the university about R5 million, according to EWN. The funds were used to pay off students' debt in the period between 2015 and 2017.
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