School of Education Offering its Services in Neighbouring States
The School of Education in the College of Humanities is offering MEd and PhD postgraduate programmes to students in the neighbouring states of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland.
This initiative is being driven by the Dean and Head of the School, Professor Gregory Kamwendo, and the Academic Leader for higher degrees and research, Dr Pholoho Morojele.
Under this initiative, the School plans to establish cohort-based MEd and PhD research supervision in the three countries.
Kamwendo and Morojele visited Gaborone in Botswana where about 50 expressions of interest in the postgraduate programmes were registered. Despite the recruitment exercise taking place on a Saturday, there was a good attendance and the possibility of the establishment of a cohort-based mode of supervision interested many people.
The School has subsequently received a steady flow of requests for admission/application information.
Accompanied by an administrator in the postgraduate office, Mrs Bongekile Bhengu-Mnguni, Kamwendo and Morojele, then visited Swaziland.
There the team went to Ngwane Teachers College, William Pitcher Teachers College, and Nazarene University where the postgraduate programmes and their attractive packages were well received. People were thrilled that UKZN, through the School of Education, was taking postgraduate programmes to their doorsteps. More than 120 expressions of interest were registered in Swaziland.
Kamwendo said the recruitment exercise had also resulted in inquiries being made about programmes at other Schools within the College of Humanities and in other Colleges.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, who led the visit to Zimbabwe, congratulated the School of Education on this initiative. She will soon lead the School in concluding a memorandum of understanding with the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU).