- Olusegun Obasanjo has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Theology
- The former president was awarded the degree by Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts of the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN), Abeokuta Study Centre
- Dr. Samaila Mande, one of the panelists said Obasanjo satisfied the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy
Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo was on Friday, December 15, pronounced competent for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Theology.
According to The Nation, Obasanjo was given the award after 163 minutes robust defense of his voluminous thesis before a six man panel.
NAIJ.com gathered that the degree is awarded to the former president by the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts of the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN), Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun state.
Obasanjo’s PhD Thesis was titled: “Resolving the Unfinished Agenda in Liberation Theology: Leadership, Poverty and Underdevelopment in North Eastern Nigeria.”
The former president whose matriculation number reads NOU 146058901, submitted his thesis to the department as part of the requirements for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Theology.
Dr. Samaila Mande, who chaired the panel, speaking at the end of the final defence, said Obasanjo has satisfied the requirements and thus qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Theology of NOUN.
Mande said it was a thing joy to him as the former president happened to be one of the pioneer students to bag PhD in Christian Theology under his management.
expressing the confidence that the feat would be well celebrated during the NOUN convocations.
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was spotted defending his PhD thesis in school.
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Obasanjo, who went back to school after his tenure as the president of Nigeria ended, was seen with some of his course mates and panelists at the National Open University (NOUN).
The 80-year-old student was seen ready to defend his thesis as he stared into his laptop.
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