Lesotho UKZN Alumni Lunch
The Alumni Relations Office co-ordinated a very successful and well attended get-together in Lesotho.
The event held at the Avani Maseru Hotel in Maseru took the form of a three-course lunch and an informative address by UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, who gave the audience a comprehensive overview of the University, highlighting recent successes, rankings and future plans.
President of the Convocation, Mr Fanle Sibisi, extended the appreciation of his Executive and that of UKZN to the group for the excellent attendance at the event, saying this was the first of many more such functions in Lesotho. Sibisi elaborated on various issues and happenings at the University, including the 2017 April Graduations, the newly-elected Convocation Executive and the need to “give-back” to your alma mater.
Participants displayed intense interest in their alma mater with a variety of questions being asked during the session after the addresses by van Jaarsveld and Sibisi. Several graduates were keen to further their studies at the University and requested information on postgraduate studies as well as study opportunities for family members.
Guests expressed an interest in forming an official Lesotho Alumnus Association. The Alumni Relations Office aims to assist the grouping with their planning and the promotion of activities through the recently created Lesotho Facebook site and other social media sites managed by Alumni Relations.
Participants received information packs containing a selection of University publications and a corporate gift.