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