WHAT IS THE VALUE OF AN HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE? IS IT VALID AND AUTHENTIC?

Few accolades in academia are as highly regarded as a Doctorate. It represents years of intense study, research and intellectual pursuit. There is a special category of honorary doctorates within this field. These degrees are awarded as a sign of distinction to people who have made significant contributions in their fields or to society. But questions remain about their real value, validity and authenticity. This article explores the meaning, impact and relevance of honorary doctorates in modern academia.