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UKZN’s youngest Dean, Professor Thabo Msibi continues to be a newsmaker who keeps the University’s flag flying high following the news that he has become the first black South African scholar in Education to be awarded a prestigious P-Rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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The School of Education, in partnership with the Community Development Association (CDA), a student-run community outreach organisation, hosted the 18th annual Masakhane Youth Leadership Course (MYLC) for Grade 11 learners from predominantly disadvantaged schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
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Third year Education student Ms Nonzuzo Mzizi has launched a campaign to assist and financially support young women (‘maidens’) from UKZN who want to attend the annual Royal Reed Dance Festival in Nongoma in September.
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UKZN Education student Mr Nkosikhona Mhlakwana crossed the finish line at the 2019 Comrades Marathon in 11th position.
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The School of Education’s Engagement Day on the Edgewood campus was designed to promote critical conversations in the School around issues relating to research, teaching and learning, and community engagement.
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Learners and teachers from various high schools participated in the Minquiz Regional Competition on the Edgewood campus. The annual national Science and Mathematics competition for Grade 12 learners includes written and oral components. Mintek sponsors the entire event including lunch, prizes and accommodation and air-tickets for the final KwaZulu-Natal team that will take part in the national finals in July.
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Education academic Dr Angela James was a member of the World Canvass panel segment at a gathering in the United States titled: Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation.
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The Edgewood campus Community Development Association (CDA Rotaract) celebrated Freedom Day by distributing gifts to the 68 children at St Vincent’s Children’s Home in Pinetown.
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Education Student Mr Luthando Molefe is thrilled to be among UKZN’s Top 40 Most Inspiring Students.
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The School of Education recently hosted its inaugural two-day Children and Youth Festival on the Edgewood campus aimed at primary and high school learners from quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools under the theme: Reading Comes Alive.
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Lecturer in the School of Education Dr Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo received his PhD in Education from Rhodes University for research in the field of higher education decolonisation, with a specific focus on exploring ‘knowledge and knower structures in Political Studies’.
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Ms Nokuthula Duma graduated with an Honours degree in Education. Her dissertation investigated environmental awareness in relation to waste reduction. ‘In light of massive environmental degradation and global warming, waste disposal is still a serious issue in our country. People are not aware nor do they take it seriously,’ said Duma.
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Ms Marilyn Jordon, Mr Thanduxolo Rubela, Mr Thembinkosi Nene, Mr Siyabonga Magoso and Mr Joey Mshengu proved that hard work, commitment and dedication pay off when they graduated with their Master’s in Education. Dr Jaqueline Naidoo supervised their research.
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Hard work and dedication enabled intern Psychologist at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Ms Nicolette Carboni to receive her Masters in Education summa cum laude.
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Staff member in the School of Education Dr Pinkie Mthembu graduated with her PhD in Education for a study on The District Leadership Role in Supporting Teaching and Learning in South African Schools: Evidence from two District Offices in Gauteng Province.
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Dr Themba Mkhize graduated with his PhD in Education for his research titled, Resource Mobilisation for the Sustainability of Schools within Rural Context: Voices of School Stakeholders at UMzimkhulu Circuit in Harry Gwala District Municipality. The study was supervised by Dr Phumlani Myende, one of the youngest Senior Lecturers in the School of Education.
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It was a happy and memorable occasion for mother and daughter Mrs Renita and Ms Arthi Maharaj who graduated with a Masters and Bachelor of Education degree, respectively.
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Mrs Ifeoma Deca-Anyanwu recently graduated with her Masters in Education from UKZN for research that analysed selected written reflections and project reports of Service-Learning (SL) projects in a Biological Sciences for Educators module.
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Dr Maxwell Jnr Opoku graduated with a PhD in Science Education. His thesis explored environmental ethics (value and care for nature – plants, animals, lands, waterbodies) from the cultural perspectives of the Akans of Ghana and the Zulus of South Africa. It also investigated how the culturally-specific environmental ethics of these groups could be taught in the senior high school Biology/Life Sciences curriculum, in the respective countries.
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Twenty-two-year-old twins Anele and Wanele Ngcobo of Inanda, who graduated with their Postgraduate Certificates in Education describe this as their most significant academic achievement.
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Dr Nomalungelo Ngubane, lecturer in the School of Education, recently graduated with her PhD in Education from University of Zululand for her research study that investigated the nature and pedagogical implication of English First Additional Language Learners (EFAL) writing among Further Education and Training (FET) phase learners in the Pinetown District.
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