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Education graduates celebrated


Posted on 03 May 2012



The Faculty of Education awarded almost 1 500 certificates and degrees during its April 2012 graduation ceremonies. Eighteen PhD degrees were awarded, while 22 masterís degree students received their degrees. A further 184 honours degrees, 395 bachelor degrees, 135 postgraduate certificates and 160 advanced certificates in education were rewarded.

Another 531 distance education students also graduated during April. This first of seven distance education graduation ceremonies took place on 11 April, with the remaining six being held countrywide in May, after which a total of 1 641 distance education students will have earned their qualifications. This figure comprises 379 students who obtained the Advanced Certificate of Education: Special Needs Education, 554 students who obtained the Advanced Certificate of Education: Education Management and 708 students who obtained the BEd(Hons) Education Management, Law and Policy degree.

Charnene Weller, who received her degree in Early Childhood Education and Foundation Phase on 18 April, did the Faculty proud by being awarded with the prestigious Award of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Another proud moment was experienced when Gerhard Swarts took to the stage in his wheelchair to receive his degree in Further Education and Training: General.

Barber Mbangwa Mafuwane achieved the extraordinary by receiving recognition for the lowest and highest achievements on one day – he received his Advanced Certificate in School Leadership, as well as his PhD degree in Education Management, Law and Policy. Well done Dr Mafuwane!

Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor, and Prof Robin Crewe, Vice-Principal, constituted the ceremonies held in the packed Rembrandt Hall on 16 and 18 April 2012, where more than 3 000 proud family members and friends of the graduates were present.

Prof Irma Eloff, Dean, would like to congratulate our graduates from the Faculty of Education’s side. We are proud of you!

View the photo gallery of the April 2012 graduation ceremonies.

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