College of Humanities Hosts Open Day
Prospective students from Durban and Pietermaritzburg attended the 2015 Information Open Day to learn more about degrees and programmes on offer at the College of Humanities.
Some of the youngsters attended with their parents and teachers, obviously eager to make an informed decision about future academic career choices.
Seatides Combined School learner, Ms Shameemah Nabi, who is keen to study Psychology at UKZN, was grateful the College hosted an Open Day. ‘I heard about the Open Day from my teachers who suggested I come to find out more about what I plan on studying. And it has really been helpful. I now have a clear understanding of what I need to do to get into UKZN. It has motivated me to work harder at my studies.’
One of the parents and UKZN alumnus, Mrs Lucy Govender, praised the College for having such an informative event. ‘The University is really doing a wonderful job and it has always been a first choice for my daughter. Kelsey. We have been going to each of the Schools and getting advice and now Kelsey has an idea of what career and academic options are available at the University for her to pursue after matric.’
Information sessions were presented by various Deans and Representatives of the six Schools within the College. Also discussed at the Open Day were application and selection criteria for admission into any of the programmes on offer at the College. Housing and financial aid issues were also discussed.
Busana High School pupil Slindile Mbatha believes that the Open Day has armed her with enough information to make an informed decision about her career path. ‘Being here and getting to know about all the degrees and admission requirements has made me realise that I want to study here. I want to study Architecture and be the best at my job.’
Her teacher Mr MN Mhlongo believes that the event hosted by UKZN is essential for learners. ‘This Open Day is vital for our learners because they get to know more about possible career paths and I commend the University for giving us this opportunity for our learners.’
Miss Maureen Jones, a Teacher at Sacred Heart Secondary School in Verulam echoed Mhlongo by stating that the Open Day assisted her learners to make informed career choices.