13 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 11
Thirty-six graduates from UKZN’s Educational Leadership, Management and Policy Discipline and their supervisors.

Educational Leadership, Management and Policy Discipline Boasts Record Number of Graduates

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The Educational Leadership, Management and Policy (ELMP) Discipline has set a record by producing 36 postgraduate students - eight PhDs and 28 MEds - this year.

Dr Karel Husselmann, Dr Zweli Mkhize and Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

Police General Graduates with PhD

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The National Head of the South African Police Service: Vehicle Fleet, Major-General Karel Francois Husselmann (54), graduated with a PhD in Criminology and Forensic Studies.

Ms Peace Ginika Nwokedi.

Experiences of International Postgraduate Students at UKZN form Subject Matter for Thesis

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The experiences of international postgraduate students studying at UKZN formed the topic of a thesis by Masters in Educational Psychology cum laude graduate, Ms Peace Ginika Nwokedi.

Mr Douglas Sotsaka.

Master’s Graduate Designs Teacher Programme

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Mr Douglas Sotsaka, a Lecturer at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), successfully completed his Master’s in Technology Education degree (summa cum laude) in a single year and now his findings are being used to assist teachers.

Master’s in Science Education graduate, Mrs Furirwai Samaneka.

Student’s “Total Dedication” leads to Cum Laude Master’s in Science Education Degree

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Master’s in Science Education student Mrs Furirwai Samaneka was ecstatic to graduate cum laude from UKZN.

Master’s graduates all! - Mrs Dorah Mutula with her daughters, Barbara (left) and Katie.

Mom and Two Daughters Graduate Together

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It was smiles and excitement all round as a mother and her two daughters received master’s degrees from UKZN.

Mr Sazelo Mkhize.

UKZN Staffer Investigates Police Culture in PhD Research

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School of Applied Human Sciences employee, Mr Sazelo Mkhize, graduated with a PhD in Criminology and Forensic Studies, his thesis examining cultures among senior members of the South African Police Services.

‘I have no words to describe the feeling,’ said Mkhize. ‘I am more than excited. I feel I can stand on top of a mountain and just sing that I made it at last.’

Father and daughter Visham and Vandena Budaloo.

Father and Daughter Celebrate Graduation Together

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Father and daughter, Dr Visham Budaloo and Ms Vandena Budaloo, earned their degrees from UKZN. Visham graduated with a PhD in Mathematics Education and Vandena with her MBChB degree.

‘I am proud my daughter has once again attained success,’ said Visham. ‘Her success has always been paramount to me. I was hoping to graduate with her, when I enrolled for my degree in 2012. I am grateful to the Lord for his blessings in allowing us both to attain our dreams,’ he said.

Education graduates with their supervisor, Dr Simon Bheki Khoza.

Ten Education Students Graduate Together

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Ten excited education students, supervised by Dr Simon Khoza, graduated from UKZN, nine with master’s degrees and the other with a PhD.

The students were Mr Kehdinga Fomunyam (PhD), Mr Wayne David, Ms Charlotte Galane, Mr Marcell McKnight, Mr Cedric Mpungose, Mr Leonard Mqadi, Ms Maureen Mutesi, Mr Andrew Nhlongo, Mr Sphesihle Zuma and Ms Tinyiko Zuma.

Mrs Sanam Isseri who graduated cum laude with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology.

Student Graduates Cum Laude with Thesis on Immigrant Learners

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A Durban Teacher, Mrs Sanam Isseri, examined the school lives of high functioning immigrant learners in her research study for her master’s degree.

And Isseri’s hard work was rewarded when she graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from UKZN. She said the aim of her study was to illustrate how well the youngsters coped with circumstances.

Ms Jennifer Sheokarah.

Graduating Summa Cum Laude amid Challenging Circumstances

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Ms Jennifer Sheokarah is a first generation university student, the first child in her family to obtain a degree.

Being awarded her Bachelor of Education degree summa cum laude is a great achievement which has made her parents very proud.