UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a schools cluster information event in kwaMhlabuyalingana in northern KwaZulu-Natal, targeting top Mathematics and Science pupils.
The CHS collaborated with the College of Humanities; the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science; and the College of Law and Management Studies for the occasion.
The event aimed to equip learners with information to help them make informed choices about studies and career options after matric.
The Grade 11 and Grade 12 youngsters heard all about undergraduate programmes offered by UKZN.
‘South Africa’s Chief Justice, Mr Mogoeng Mogoeng, studied at UKZN,’ said Ms Thandiwe Jumo, a journalist at the College of Law and Management Studies.
‘So anything is possible if you work hard - maybe you could be the next Advocate Thuli Madonsela!’
‘UKZN is the only university in the country that offers a degree in Agricultural Engineering - just imagine the advantages of having this unique qualification,’ said UKZN’s Mr Mmangaliso Mnguni, who spoke on programmes offered by the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.
Learners also heard about what is on offer at the College of Humanities with Public Relations Manager, Ms Xoliswa Zulu, explaining that enrolment provided students with the opportunity of contributing positively to the country’s socio-economic and health promotion programmes after majoring in disciplines such as Development Studies, Psychology and Sociology or the possibility of going on to feature in theatre and on music stages through undertaking focused degree programmes.
Mr Mlungisi Chili and Ms Vanessa Chetty of the CHS Academic Services Unit spoke on the processes the Unit implements when handling applications and admissions.
‘The Schools Cluster Information event is a strategic drive by the CHS aimed at encouraging learners, especially those in rural areas who have an interest in the field of health sciences, to enrol at UKZN,’ said Ms Nombuso Dlamini, Public Relations Officer at the College and Co-ordinator of the event.