Ms Fezeka Ndlovu graduated with her Postgraduate Certificate in Education with the aim of making a difference in classrooms as well as in learner’s lives. ‘From my personal exposures and observations while growing up during my primary and high school years, I have been exposed to harsh experiences with children being bullied and abused. As a child, you’ll feel helpless and angry that you cannot do anything about such to rescue and save your peers. This is what triggered my interest to go back to schools to learn how kids are being treated as a teacher myself,’ she said. Ndlovu was compelled to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Education so she could expose herself to problems children still face in schools in the 21st century while also contributing to solving such problems using her organisation Woman in Responsibility. ‘Enrolling for this qualification has been relevant because through it, I have observed the challenges teachers are facing with learners and now I am more than ready to fold my sleeves and tackle the matter,’ she added. Ndlovu is currently enrolled for a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree and believes that society will benefit tremendously in knowing the socio-economic impacts faced by communities. ‘Always get your intentions right in all you do. Never do anything for money but always focus on bettering yourself and those around you,’ she advised. Ndlovu thanked her family and friends for their ongoing support. Asked about her future plans, she said, ‘I have a lot on my plate, such as publishing more books, establishing my own businesses and focusing on Woman In Responsibility which is to help Black women understand their value and break away from the patriarchal system that is leaving them feeling hopeless and broken. In all I do, I aim to inspire and impact those looking up to me while bringing the best of myself’.
SADTU Honours UKZN Education Leadership, Management and Policy Discipline
UKZN’s Discipline of Education Leadership, Management and Policy (ELMP) has been honoured for collaborating with the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in developing school leaders and managers in KwaZulu-Natal.