12 May 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: 22
B1 NRF-rated researcher, Professor Deevia Bhana.

UKZN Fellowship for Education Academic

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Professor Deevia Bhana of the School of Education was awarded a UKZN Fellowship during an Autumn Graduation ceremony in recognition of her distinguished achievement as an academic and contribution to the research field of gender and sexuality.

Twins Sonil (right) and Sajil Ramharak (left) with their younger brother, Kirash.

Excitement as Three Siblings Walk the Graduation Stage

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It was a momentous occasion for twins Ms Sonil and Ms Sajil Ramharak and their younger brother Kirash when they graduated together at UKZN.

Cum laude master’s graduate, Ms Esther Novukela.

Education Student Combats Chronic Depression to Graduate with Honours

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The experiences of male foundation phase (FP) teachers in a field dominated by women was the subject of research which led to Ms Esther Novukela graduating with a cum laude Master’s degree in Education.

Mr Asogan Subramony Naicker with his wife, Kalay (left), and daughter, Sabrika.

Gender Diversity at the Core of Master’s Research

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Transgender people are denied adequate cognitive, emotional, moral and psycho-social support, according to findings in postgraduate research by a school principal.

Honours in Education graduate, Ms Mbalenhle Ngcobo.

Honours for UKZN Staff Member

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UKZN staff member Ms Mbalenhle Ngcobo was awarded an Honours degree in Education for research she did into how the COVID-19 pandemic affected Black students in South African Higher Education Institutions.

Dr Adetola Elizabeth Oyewo who is passionate about the knowledge economy.

Study Investigates Why International Students Study at UKZN

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A PhD Education graduate believes the findings of her research will help UKZN improve its strategies to heighten the experiences of international doctoral students, create a more supportive environment and promote internationalisation policies in South African universities.

A proud Mr Mthokozisi Mbele who now holds a Bachelor of Education.

Gagasi FM Radio Personality Graduates

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Radio personality Mr Mthokozisi Mbele graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree from UKZN. Mbele hosts the Umsindo Takeover show on the regional commercial radio station Gagasi FM on Saturdays from 4pm -7pm, featuring a mix of weekend lifestyle snippets, lively music, and relaxed conversation.

PhD in Education graduate, Dr Zodwa Dlamini.

Focus Shift Needed in Business Studies Curriculum, Urges Graduate

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There is a need for a shift in the focus in the Business Studies curriculum from being “just about business” to being “for business”, according to Education PhD graduate Dr Zodwa Dlamini.

Ms Veshika van Dayer who graduated cum laude.

English First Additional Language Learners Keen to Succeed - Research Finding

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Teachers need to understand that English First Additional Language (EFAL) learners in South Africa hold positive attitudes about writing in English and want to succeed.

PhD in Education graduate, Dr Allu Daniel.

Gender Stereotyping a Handbrake on the Progress of Women, Finds Research

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Gender stereotyping is an impediment to intellectual and social economic progress of women in education and the social world, according to Dr Allu Daniel, who graduated recently with a PhD in Education.

Teacher and PhD in Social Sciences graduate, Dr Thandokuhle Magwanyana encouraged his peers never to give up.

Research into SA Grade 12 Business Studies Textbooks Pays Dividend

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Research that analysed how South African Grade 12 Business Studies textbooks portray contemporary legislation paid Dr Thandokuhle Magwanyana a highly valuable dividend of a PhD in Social Sciences (Commerce Education).