UKZN Students give Career Guidance to High School Pupils
The UKZN Moshal Scholarship Programme students recently conducted career guidance sessions at Durban’s Nhlanhlayethu Secondary School in Inanda and Senzokwethu High School in Ntuzuma.
The students also took the pupils on a tour of the Howard College campus.
College of Humanities student, Mr Nathie Hadebe, said: ‘The purpose of the career guidance was to inform students from disadvantaged schools about how they can empower themselves through education. Last year, we were assigned to come up with a project that would help put the foundational values of our scholarship into practice.
‘We came up with the idea to tutor and provide career guidance to matric and Grade 9 pupils from disadvantaged schools and, making the most of the limited resources, to help them realise their dreams,’ he said.
The career guidance sessions provided the learners with information on available courses at the University and knowledge of the procedures for applications for bursaries and scholarships. The sessions also examined filling out Central Application Office forms and how to construct a motivational letter when applying for financial aid.
The UKZN Moshal Scholarship Students hope to provide career guidance to more learners in the future.