Nepal | August 09, 2020

PM Oli conferred ‘doctor honoris causa’, his fourth, today

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been conferred an honorary PhD degree by the Kangnam University,  a private Christian university in Yongin, South Korea, for his contribution to Nepali politics. The PM received the honour at the Nepali Army Institute of Health Sciences facilities in Sanobharyang.

This is his fourth ‘doctor honoris causa’ which was awarded to him amid a special event co-organised by the Tribhuwan University.

His first honorary doctorate degree, albeit a little too controversial, was awarded to him by ‘Greenford International University’ said to be situated in the United States of America.

PhD honorary KP Oli

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received an honorary Doctorate degree from the Kangnam University, South Korea, amid a special function held at Nepali Army Institute of Health Sciences in Sanobharyang. Photo Courtesy: Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali/ Twitter

Prior to today’s honour, the UN University for Peace had awarded the degree of ‘doctor honoris causa’ to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at a special convocation organised in San José on October 1, 2018. The honorary doctorate was conferred on the Prime Minister in recognition of his contribution to achieving peace and democracy in Nepal.

Likewise, in April last year, Govinda Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Uttarakhand, India, awarded PM Oli with honorary doctorate in science on Oli, during his state visit to the neighbouring country.

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