College of Humanities

College of Humanities welcomes parents & first year students

The College of Humanities recently held its 2020 Parents Day and Orientation for first year students on the Howard College, Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg campuses. This annual event creates a platform for University staff to engage with parents and share useful information pertaining to the support that will be given to their children during their stay at UKZN
Highlights from the College of Humanities Parents Day and Orientation.
Highlights from the College of Humanities Parents Day and Orientation.
The College of Humanities recently held its 2020 Parents Day and Orientation for first year students on the Howard College, Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg campuses. This annual event creates a platform for University staff to engage with parents and share useful information pertaining to the support that will be given to their children during their stay at UKZN. Parents are also informed about the various scholarship packages and funding options at their disposal. Speaking to parents on the Howard College campus Student Union building, DVC and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize said, ‘Degrees in the humanities, education and social and applied sciences, offered in this College, remain relevant in the 21st century and in the age of automation and the fourth industrial revolution. The humanities are predicted to give students robust human, social and cultural skills that are not easily replaceable, in least in the short to medium term, by machine learning.’ Meanwhile, large crowds of excited first year students, attended orientation day, eager to learn about what the College had to offer and to be a part of it. Mkhize also addressed first year students to be open-minded, to participate in community development and to experience the diversity of UKZN. ‘Create and carve out a career trajectory, work smart and lead a balanced life,’ he advised. Social Work student Mr Siyathokoza Sithole of Shakaville Township in Kwadukuza said, ‘I am excited to study here and I will use what I learn at UKZN to better my community and be a role model to my family.’
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