Top Dental Therapy Student
Ms Nokuphila Sangweni was delighted to be awarded her Bachelor of Dental Therapy cum laude despite confronting the challenges caused by COVID-19 in her final year.
‘I am so happy,’ said the 20-year-old who is currently in her first year of Medicine at UKZN.
She said Dental Therapy was her second choice after Medicine: ‘I've always wanted to work with people and be able to help them.’
While the COVID-19 pandemic limited clinical training, she thanked her lecturers for their support.
‘Whenever I felt like things were not going as planned, my family helped in terms of support, and we had great lecturers who were patient with us and easy to talk to,’ said Sangweni, who hails from KwaMaphumulo and has four siblings.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini