04 April 2017 Volume :5 Issue :9

Graduate Lauds UKZN for Excellent Education

Graduate Lauds UKZN for Excellent Education
Ms Lulama Mabaso graduates with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from UKZN.

Bachelor of Social Science graduate Ms Lulama Mabaso says UKZN was and always will be her university of choice! 

‘UKZN has a lot to offer and is regarded as one of the best universities in South Africa. Studying here, I have found Social Sciences to be very interesting and different. 

‘It is exciting to finally graduate. All my hard work has paid off - the sleepless nights and the breakdowns. It was all worth it, I am so grateful,’ said Mabaso. 

Mabaso’s undergraduate years were deadline driven and she had to meet those deadlines almost on a daily basis. She chose to focus her time and energy on working hard towards good grades and making her parents proud. 

‘I faced obstacles such as being under pressure and sometimes I would break down because the pressure got to me and it became overwhelming. But I fought back, managing to strike a good balance,’ she said. ‘My family and friends were supportive, helping me with the workload. My friends Nompumelelo Blose and Nonkazimulo Ngubane helped relieve the stress when I was under pressure and cheered me up. 

‘The field trips we took for our different courses made doing this degree fun. Being with the same classmates throughout was good because I was able to communicate with them and we formed a strong bond.’ 

Mabaso, who is now doing her Master’s degree in Housing, offered this advice to other students: ‘Work hard, never give up, continue moving forward and learn to loosen up once in a while and enjoy some social life… a degree is important but so is making memories!’

Melissa Mungroo

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