Item 1453 - Honorary doctorate of Letters from the Open University of Tanzania

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ZA COM 2019-2-5-3-1453


Honorary doctorate of Letters from the Open University of Tanzania


  • 28 September 2000 (Creation)

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Date accepted: 2003/07/10 , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 11/11

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Award conferring an honorary Doctor of Letters upon Mr Mandela, Tanzania

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Water damaged


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White (slightly water damaged) certificate mounted on blue lining in a red vinyl folder. Taken out of folder for preservation. The folder is engraved in gold with the following text:
The Open University of Tanzania
Doctor of Letters
(honoris causa)
Comrade Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
An eminent Role Model in converting a difficult environment into a centre for distance education as a liberating force for the spirit.

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The Open University of Tanzania
This is to certify that Nelson Rolihlahla having satisfied the requirements for the award of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)
was admitted to the degree at a Congregation held in Dar es Salaam on this twenty eighth day of september in the year 2000.
Signed by: Vice chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor (academic)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0013

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