The University of Cape Coast, has , conferred on Hon. Matthew Opoku Premper, Minister for Energy an honorary Degree of Doctor of Educational Leadership (DEL), in recognition of his “visionary leadership in transformative education, foresight, role in the implementation of the landmark free senior high school education, and exceptional interventions towards the establishment of the University of Cape Coast IEPA UNESCO Category II Institute of Excellence in West Africa”. These were the modest contributions he made during his time as Minister for Education.
The Energy Minister in a statement said, he owe the conferment and the earlier ones from the University of Education, Winneba and the University of Professional Studies and Administration to the almighty God, who has been his source of strength as a public servant,
Hon. Matthew Opoku thanked the Governing Council of the University of Cape Coast for the wonderful honour done him . “I accept it in humility and with a gladdened heart and will forever cherish it”.
He again stated, “I also remain incredibly grateful to His Excellency President Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to serve and to make a difference in the country’s education space. I pay tribute to the dynamic team I worked with at the Ministry of Education as well as the various sector agencies. Their hard work and commitment ensured that we achieved most of our goals”.
The Minister further expressed sincere gratitude to seasoned icons in education such as Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, Prof. Fobi and Mr. Michael Nsowah for their counsel and guidance during my tenure.
He shared the words of Ms. Condoleeza Rice – “There is no greater challenge and there is no greater honour than to be in public service”,
HonI. Opoku Premper pledged his commitment to do his very best in the current role to actualize the vision of the President in bringing the needed progress and prosperity for the people.