Bachelor Of Education Student Wins Van Riebeeck Society Book Prize
Ms Sharlene Naidoo, a third year Bachelor of Education student at UKZN’s Edgewood campus, won the Van Riebeeck Society Book Prize for the Best Final Year History Education undergraduate student in 2013.
Naidoo was awarded the prize at a function held for final year History Education students on the Edgewood campus. The Dean and Head of the School of Education, Professor Gregory Kamwendo, was the guest of honour and handed over the award to Naidoo.
Challenging students to take their studies seriously, Kamwendo encouraged them to enrol for postgraduate studies so they could not only become future teachers, but also history academics and leaders at institutions such as UKZN.
The Van Riebeeck Society is an historical association which has been involved in the publication of historical documents on southern African history for the past 95 years.
The Society produces an annual volume which it has made available over the past several years as an award for the best History Education student.
Their latest publication is A. B. Xuma: Autobiography and Selected Works edited by Peter Limb.
- Marshall Maposa