Swazi Teachers Visit School of Education
A delegation of 15 teachers from Swaziland recently visited UKZN to hear about academic programmes run by the School of Education.
Dean and Head of School, Professor Gregory Kamwendo, welcomed the teachers warmly after which Academic Leader for Research, Professor Pholoho Morojele, and Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning, Dr Sithabile Ntombela, led the discussion with assistance from one of the postgraduate administrators, Ms Bhengu-Mnguni.
‘The majority of the teachers were interested in the postgraduate programmes, from BEd Honours right up to a PhD,’ said Morojele. ‘Since we do not offer undergraduate programmes on a part time basis, a very brief presentation was made on alternative academic routes towards becoming professional teachers,’ said Morojele.
The focus shifted to the entry requirements for the various postgraduate programmes and the delegation was pleasantly surprised and thrilled by the manner in which the School of Education’s modes of postgraduate programmes’ deliveries were responsive to the needs of adult students in Africa and beyond.
Overall, the delegation was happy to hear that they could also be considered for postgraduate degrees outside the School of Education if they qualified.
Trip organiser and Swaziland student, Mr Happy Mahlobo, said: ‘It was a honour to receive such a welcome from UKZN’s School of Education. On behalf of the educators, I extend our gratitude for it.’
Melissa Mungroo and Pholoho Morojele