President Uhuru Kenyatta awards marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (EGH) on October 20, 2019. Kichoge will get an honorary PhD from Laikipia University. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Eliud Kipchoge honoured in the UK
World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has been awarded a Doctorate Degree of Law by the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
According to the university, he was honoured due to his commitment in the field of sports and being a marathon record holder.
The award comes days after Laikipia University also conferred Kipchoge a Doctorate Degree in Science during its seventh graduation ceremony.
An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university has waived the usual requirements such as enrollment, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examination.
It is also known by the Latin phrases honoris causa (“for the sake of the honour”) or ad honorem (“to the honour”).
The degree is typically a doctorate or less commonly, a master’s degree, and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous post-secondary education.