By Bekai Njie
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has been awarded a honorary doctorate degree last week for distinguishing himself as an excellent statesman who has demonstrated a strong ‘’commitment to democracy, rule of law, social justice and respect for human rights, among others’’.
Regional Maritime University, the leading regional maritime education, and training institute, made the pronouncement during a solemn degree conferment ceremony at the State House in Banjul. The Chancellor and Chairman of Board of Governors, Dr. James F. Kollie, said, on deciding on the award, the university noted President Barrow’s visionary leadership for a better Gambia as well as the significant contributions he has made to humanity, industry and education.
In his acceptance speech, President Barrow said he dedicated the award to The Gambian people and expressed delight in sharing the honor of the award with former president, His Excellency, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, who will be awarded next week.