Two women hon­oured by WOU

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Ed­u­ca­tion­ist Prof Asha Kan­war, one of the world’s lead­ing ad­vo­cates of learn­ing for de­vel­op­ment, was con­ferred the Hon­orary Doc­tor of Let­ters de­gree at Wawasan Open Univer­sity’s (WOU) sev­enth con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony yes­ter­day.

In her ac­cep­tance speech, Asha said she felt hon­oured that WOU is recog­nis­ing women’s achieve­ments in their fields of en­deav­our.

Ap­pointed as pres­i­dent and CEO of the Com­mon­wealth of Learn­ing head­quar­ters in Van­cou­ver, Canada, in 2012, Asha also has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the first woman to lead a Com­mon­wealth in­ter-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The founder of Mercy Malaysia, Tan Sri Jemi­lah Mah­mood, was also con­ferred the Hon­orary Doc­tor of Let­ters de­gree. The awards were pre­sented by WOU chan­cel­lor Tun Mo­hamed Dzaidin Ab­dul­lah. Jemi­lah was not present as she had work com­mit­ments in Geneva, Switzer­land.

MASRY CHE ANI/ THESUN

Asha re­ceiv­ing her Hon­orary Doc­tor of Let­ters de­gree from Mo­hamed Dzaidin at WOU's 7th con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony yes­ter­day in Ge­orge Town.

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