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ARUA Secretary-General receives honorary doctorate degree from Stellenbosch University

20th December 2022

Professor Ernest Aryeetey, ARUA Secretary-General has received an honorary doctorate degree from Stellenbosch University.

Following an earlier announcement by Stellenbosch University (SU) in November, to confer awards on five distinguished individuals in the 2022 graduation cycle, ARUA Secretary-General, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey has received the degree of Doctor of Commerce (DCom), honoris causa at a ceremony held at Stellenbosch University on 8th December 2022. Please click here to access the story from Stellenbosch

In thanking Stellenbosch for this honour, he said:  I’m very much touched by the gesture and I’m very happy for the recognition of the work that we are all doing together in this region.  I believe the importance of it will resonate around the region.”  Referring to ARUA where he is the foundation Secretary-General, Prof. Aryeetey said: “We strongly believe that in order to attain the SDGs, Africa needs to change the way it manages its economies.  The only way you can do this change is by building the knowledge systems you require for that, and also using these more effectively.”

We congratulate Prof. Ernest Aryeetey on this sterling accomplishment which is another feather in his cap.

We bring you pictures of the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Prof. Aryeetey has been receiving messages of congratulations from all over the world including the leadership of ARUA universities.

Staff of the ARUA Secretariat have not been left out from the many congratulations being poured out to Prof. Aryeetey. He is seen here with a bouquet of flowers presented to him by staff of the Accra office.