Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has reportedly been awarded a PhD in Sociology just two months after enrolling at University of Zimbabwe.
Robert Mugabe happens to be the chancellor of the school.
For her thesis, the first lady carried out a study of children’s homes in Zimbabwe.
Many are questioning the plausibility of someone earning a PhD in just eight weeks.
Robert and Grace Mugabe
“A doctorate involves writing a thesis, after having a research question prepared, writing a proposal and then writing the thesis where one needs to research it, critique it then it can be marked, but that could take a few years,” said Greg Linnington, a lecturer at the university.
Another university administrator expressed bewilderment at the awarding of the PhD, stating that one would need a good Master’s degree before enrolling for a doctorate program.
The first lady reportedly obtained her first degree in Chinese Language in 2011.
Zimbabweans are expressing outrage about the issue.