PhDs shouldn’t be upset if we don't bestow on them the title ‘Dr’

 Maseno University

Maseno Univerity board member Edwins Mukabana confers a degree to a PhD graduand during Maseno University’s 20th graduation ceremony on April 30.

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What you need to know:

  • In general, there are many good reasons for conferring the title “Dr” on those with PhDs.
  • It’s a way of giving more information about the persons or their activities. 

It was not even his own doctorate at stake, but he was emphatic. “Under whatever circumstances this error was made, it should be corrected with a public apology,” demanded Njue Manyatta. “The (Teachers Service Commission) chairman is an academic doctor complete with a well-earned PhD, one of the less than 10,000 holders of the qualification among more than 50 million Kenyans.”


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