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Okonjo-Iweala Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Oxford University

Okonjo-Iweala Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Oxford University 

The University of Oxford has awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

This was made public by the former finance minister of Nigeria on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday through a post and images.

She wrote, “A great honour to be recognised today by Oxford University with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.litt. honoris causa).

“A marvellous ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre followed by receptions at All Souls and St. Johns Colleges.”

Captioning the photos, Okonjo-Iweala noted that her husband and daughter were present at the event, sharing a picture they took together.

She added, “With Chancellor Lord Christopher Patten and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Irene Tracey and the other 5 Honorands: Sir Michael Palin, Warren East, Sir #demishassabis, Professor Salim Yusuf, and #ShankarAnoushka. Also with my husband, Dr. Ikemba Iweala and my daughter, Dr. #onyiiwealamdphd.”

“With Professor #NgaireWoods, Dean of the Blavatnik School, Baroness #ValerieAmos, Master of University College, Oxford, Mr. Hosh Ibrahim of the #Mo_IbrahimFdn, Sir #ian_goldin and members of the Oxford Africa Society.”

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