College of Law and Management Studies holds Parents Days
The College of Law and Management Studies recently held meetings with parents of first year students on its Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses.
These meetings were used by the College to welcome the parents and to reassure them that they have made the right decision for choosing UKZN. These gatherings created a platform for the College staff to engage with the parents and to share useful information pertaining to the support that will be given to their children during their stay at UKZN. Parents were also informed about the various scholarship packages and funding options at their disposal.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College Professor John Mubangizi addressed the parents and urged them to support their children. He said: ‘Your children will be competing with some of the smartest young people locally, nationally and internationally. As such, they need to apply themselves diligently. Encourage your children to start studying immediately.’
College Dean of Teaching and Learning, Professor Kriben Pillay, emphasised that teaching and learning were the College’s priorities. He informed them about the systems that have been put in place to ensure that each student succeeds academically including tutorials, the services offered by the Writing Place, academic counselling to name but a few.
The College Deans and Heads of Schools unpacked the various undergraduate programmes offered in the College.
A parent of a first year Law student, Ms Sibongile Mtolo, said she was glad the University had given parents an opportunity to engage with the staff.
‘I was impressed by the presentations and to be assured my child will be taught by experts who have presented their work all over the world. This is the first time my daughter will not be living with me so it is good to know she will have all of the support she needs which makes me less anxious and more excited to see her succeed,’ she said.
Thandiwe Jumo and Hazel Langa