Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is to receive an honorary doctorate from the largest single campus university in India.
The honour will be bestowed on him by Lovely Professional University at a commencement ceremony there today.
Skerrit was also selected as chief guest, and will address the convocation, because of what the university’s Chancellor Ashok Mittal described as his “enormous global impact”, being among the youngest, yet longest-serving leaders in the democratic world today.
Skerrit will spend time in the Punjab state interfacing with the Chancellor, staff and students of the university, with a view to selling the virtues of Dominica as an ideal location for an offshore campus of the university.
Lovely Professional University has more than 30,000 students and a faculty of almost 4,000. It offers over 200 academic degree programmes.
From India, the Prime Minister will travel to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet with current and future investors, particularly those associated with several infrastructural projects earmarked to start in Dominica in the weeks and months ahead.