The University of Professional Studies, UPSA, will on 24th July 2021, award an honorary doctorate degree to veteran Journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako.
A letter date 10th May, 2021, signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the UPSA, Prof. Abednego F.O Martey, and addressed to Abdul Malik Kweku Baako said “I’m pleased to inform you that the Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra has approved your nomination for the conferment of an honorary doctorate degree.
“In approving your nomination, the Governing Council and Management took note of many years of selfless public service to Ghana. The nationwide respect you have earned for your fight against dictatorship and for press freedom. Your excellent journalistic skills which have led you to train and mentor dozens of journalist in Ghana to include Anas Aremeyaw Anas a renowned investigative journalist, your tenure as the longest service panelist on Newsfile making it a household name and your service as a regular panelist on many morning shows have contributed to the robust and enviable press freedom laws now enjoyed by members of the media and media organizations in Ghana.
“For your information, UPSA is empowered to confer honorary degrees by the University of Professional Studies, Accra by Act 850. The horary doctorate degree will be conferred on you during the UPSA congregation ceremony scheduled for 8:30am on Saturday 24th July, 2021. The University hereby respectfully invite you to the congregation ceremony to take place in the new UPSA auditorium. We will like to extend an invitation to your entourage who will accompany your to mark this important achievement. Congratulations, and we look forward to welcome you to campus on July 24, 2021.”
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako the editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper is a frequent panelist on radio shows in Ghana.
In 1999 he was awarded the Journalist of the Year by the Ghana Journalists Association. He was polled as the 39th most influential Ghanaian in 2014 by ETV.