Prospective students keen to pursue a degree in Humanities at UKZN, attended the 2018 Undergraduate Information Open Day on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses recently.
The learners, some accompanied by parents and also their teachers, were eager to find out more about degree programmes and career opportunities available through the College of Humanities.
Representatives from the College and its six schools answered questions from the visitors and offered brochures, pamphlets and information booklets about study choices.
Within the information sessions, students were informed about the admission criteria for entry into the various degree programmes and were made aware of all the available academic opportunities, student funding criteria and student support services.
Matric learners from Ratshisase Secondary School in Matshena, Mutale Rural in Limpopo travelled to Durban to attend the Open day session and were keen to hear what was on offer by the College. ‘UKZN was always my first choice. I want to study Education and become a teacher. I want to make a difference to the lives of learners, just like my teachers have done for me,’ said Ms Tshamano Murendeni.
For her classmate Mr Anitsepe Freddy Manyuha, UKZN was also his first choice. ‘I come from a poor family and to educate myself at university is a blessing. I will do well in matric so I can come here to study architecture. Being on campus for open day has motivated me to succeed. This is my first time in Durban and I am seeing what campus life could be. My parents are very happy that I am choosing to study at university. I will make them proud.’
Although the University’s Open Day catered mainly for Grade 11 and 12 learners, among the throng of learners on the day was Mr Thashik Baijnath. The excited Star College grade 9 learner attended with his parents in order to choose the correct subjects at school to pursue possible careers emanating from the College of Humanities. ‘This Open Day offered me a sense of direction and a variety of career choices. I am thinking of becoming an architect. The idea of designing a building is looking appealing,’ said Baijnath.
Photographer: Melissa Mungroo