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TANJUNG MALIM -- The prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was today conferred an honorary PhD degree in early childhood education by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), here.
The honorary degree was awarded to Rosmah, who is also the Permata Negara president, in recognition of her immense contribution to early childhood educational development and to empowering women.
UPSI chancellor, Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara presented the PhD honorary degree to Rosmah at a special session of the university's 14th convocation ceremony, here.
Also present were the Raja Muda of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
In her acceptance speech, Rosmah said she dedicated the honorary doctorate to all those involved in the formulation and implementation of the Permata programme, the educators and Permata children. -- Bernama