Celebration for College of Humanities Staff Graduates
The College of Humanities’ Teaching and Learning Unit hosted a certificate ceremony to recognise the hard work and dedication of staff graduates from the College and the Academic and Monitoring Support (AMS) Department.
The event was spearheaded and facilitated by College Dean of Teaching and Learning, Professor Ruth Hoskins under the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP).
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize thanked all staff for their dedication and resilience throughout the year. ‘We are here to recognise the hard work of all our staff who work tirelessly to keep the College running and those who were recently awarded their degrees whilst developing themselves through some of the programmes that are provided by the University,’ he said.
Hoskins encouraged staff to use their new knowledge and wisdom in their daily lives. ‘Studies are not just about subject content, but also about how you are going to conduct yourself in all aspects of your life. To those who are contemplating studying, let this be an inspiration.’
The awardees included Ms Ruth Danster; Ms Sylvia Danster; Mrs Marshia Vesazie; Ms Phindile Dlamini; Mrs Nashireen Martin; Mr Marlon Lazarus; Ms Petronella Dlamini; Ms Silondiwe Mulaudzi; Ms Phakamile Mazibuko; Mr Siyabonga Mbambo; Mr Skhumbuzo Mtolo; Dr Betty Chebitok and Dr Liberty Mambondiani.
Mazibuko expressed her gratitude to the University. ‘I am grateful for the support from the College of Humanities, particularly the office of the Dean of Teaching and Learning. The staff Continuous Development Programme is a welcome part of our work and studies. Heartfelt congratulations to all other staff graduates, may we continue to thrive and inspire greatness,’ she said.
Hoskins also expressed her gratitude to the Acting College Director of Professional Services, Dr Phumelele Zakwe for sponsoring the gifts and for her ongoing support.
Words: Sinoyolo Mahlasela
Photographs: Sethu Dlamini