RMS Supervisor Graduates with Diploma
Risk Management Services (RMS) supervisor on the Howard College campus, Mr Siphosakhe Ngcobo has graduated with a Diploma in Safety and Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Ngcobo, who thanked UKZN for funding his final year of study, said he was grateful for the immense support from his colleagues, especially management in balancing work and studies.
Ngcobo who comes from a disadvantaged background, added that he was happy to achieve his diploma and fulfil a life-long dream, having been raised by his mother who did not learn how to read and write: ‘My family is so excited about this achievement. I’m the first of my mother’s children to graduate with a diploma and I had the privilege of taking her to my graduation ceremony, which was a great a joy for everyone at home.’
Noting that his qualification will assist him in his current job, Ngcobo said he hopes to motivate others, especially the youth, to pursue further education.
He acknowledged Mrs Snegugu Tshabalala, Acting RMS Director for assisting him with his practical training during his time off and shared his desire to continue studying.
Tshabalala said: ‘This was not an easy one for Mr Ngcobo who came during his days off to spend time and observe our day-to-day tasks.
‘His dedication was amazing and we as the RMS Division are really proud of his achievement and the passion he has displayed to improve himself. The nature of this diploma is very complex, but he showed that one can achieve anything one puts one’s mind to. This will encourage other colleagues to study further.’
Words: Hlengiwe Khwela