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He will not only be meeting top Chinese officials and signing agreements when he goes to China. According to a report of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Beijing University will also give an honorary doctorate on Duterte.
It will be the first time that a 'degree honoris causa' will be conferred on Duterte, who has admitted to having an average performance in school.
The President has said he was contented with getting barely passing grades when he was a student.
An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.
The degree is being given to philanthropists, musicians, politicians, authors and scientists often receive acknowledgment for their exemplary accomplishments and achievements that serve a greater good.
The conferment of a honorary doctorate on Duterte comes at a time when the Philippines’ relationship with China is improving despite the dispute over the South China Sea.
Source/s: Politiko, Inquirer, Study.com, Wikipedia
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