BA Degree - the First Step on a Long Road
Mr Siyanda Zulu, who faced various challenges during his studies for a BA degree, felt exhilarated when he walked on to the stage to be capped.
Majoring in Legal Studies and Criminology, Zulu said: ‘It feels like I’ve been liberated after years of battling but my struggle does not end here. I will continue with the struggle until I obtain a PhD.’
Asked why he chose to study for a BA Zulu said: ‘I have always been inquisitive about things. I constantly feel the urge to acquire knowledge. I pursued this degree because I want to be respected by family and colleagues, and also to be competitive within the academic field. In the initial stages of my studies, I wanted to be a lawyer but as time went on, I discovered an interest in criminology.’
Currently doing his BA Honours, he said his research had been on the drug trafficking trade.
Zulu thanked his family and friends saying: ‘I had so much support from them and never felt pressured. They encouraged me and were always there to pick me up. So I want to say thank you to all of them for being a part of this journey, I hope they buckle up because we haven’t reached the final destination yet.’
Sibongile H. Moyo