The ugly truth behind honorary degrees

“… Universities are handing out degrees to people who are not remotely academically distinguished and often have no/very tenuous connection with the academic institution, as there are absolutely no prerequisites to receiving an honorary degree. Hollywood actor, Orlando Bloom was awarded a degree very recently, by University of Kent, at the Canterbury Cathedral. The reason is simply because he grew up in Canterbury …” (more)

[Mahfooz’s Expositions, 26 July]

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