APC Scolds Dame Patience For Receiving Honorary Degree At S'Korean University

photo -- APC Scolds Dame Patience For Receiving Honorary Degree At S'Korean UniversityThe All Progressives' Congress (APC) have condemned First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan for receiving an Honorary Doctorate degree from a South Korean University at a time when Nigerian education institutions have not been functioning for several months.

The APC said the action is "the height of insensitivity".
In his statement, the party's Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said embarking on such a "jamboree" at this time was an assault on the sensibilities of Nigerians in general, and the "students who have been marooned at home for almost four months in particular."



"In their eagerness to gobble up one spurious award after another, they forgot that if the Hansei University in South Korea had been shut by a strike because the government there has repudiated an agreement it willingly signed with the teachers, the institution would not have been able to give any honorary degree to anyone," the statement read.
"A government that is unwilling to spend the nation's resources on the education of its youth has no qualms about wasting the same resources for a junket by the First Lady and her cheerleaders halfway around the world for what is nothing more than an ego-massaging award."
Should the First Lady have declined the honour because of the current situation, or her receiving the degree had nothing to do with it?
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