Jul 8, 2010

Doctor of Science degree for Tun Mahathir

KUALA TERENGGANU: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is to be conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree in conjunction with the eighth convocation of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on July 25 and 26.

UMT vice-chancellor Prof Dr Aziz Deraman said the award was in appreciation of Tun Dr Mahathir’s services to the nation.

“The conferment of the doctorate on Tun Dr Mahathir is an important and meaningful event for UMT,” he said at the 2010 Media Night here last night.

Tun Dr Mahathir would be unable to attend the convocation but the university would hold a special convocation at the end of this year to present the honorary doctorate, he said.

Dr Aziz also said that UMT had allocated RM339mil for development of the university in the first six months of this year, the projects including a health centre and a student activity centre. -- Bernama

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