The Zambia Qualification Authority says it shall not recognize honorary qualifications and that any honorary qualification shall not be registered and accredited on any level of the Zambia Qualifications Framework.
The Authority has since advised recipients of honorary degrees, professorship and doctorates to avoid misleading the general public and to preserve the integrity of earned degrees.
Authority Director Miriam Chiyaba explained during a news briefing that recipients of honorary qualification may use it on the curriculum vitae but list it under awards and honors and not under the qualifications section.
Mrs. Chiyaba has advised that whenever the title Dr. is used in the case of an honorary doctorate, the abbreviations h.c which stand for honoris causa should be used or the recipient should state “Honorary Degree” in full against their names.
She said the Authority will start engaging individuals who have honorary doctorates in order to make them understand the Zambia qualifications framework.