UKZN Academics Contribute to International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics
Professor Vannie Naidoo of UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies presented a paper titled: Digitisation of African Universities and how it was fast tracked during COVID-19 at the International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics.
The conference, which was co-hosted by UKZN, was themed: COVID-19: Reshaping Sustainable Development Goals Implementation in the World. Dean of the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance, Professor Stephen Mutula delivered the welcome address while the College’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian McArthur delivered the closing remarks.
Naidoo’s paper explored what quality education is and how it ties in with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
‘COVID-19 is one of the most catastrophic humanitarian crises that triggered a global pandemic. To curb infection, Higher Education Institutions in Africa migrated at an accelerated pace to online teaching platforms,’ she said.
As a co-convener conference board member, Naidoo added that the conference was an important platform for discussion and engagement on ways to address Africa’s development to ensure that the SDGs are achieved by 2030.
‘The conference was an excellent space to bring together academics, researchers and policy makers to explore the SDGs and how the pandemic has impacted on them on the African continent and beyond. I would like to thank Professor Mutula and Professor McArthur for their unwavering support and contributions that made the conference such a success.’