A FURTHER 1 242 students will graduate at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University this year. The mainly postgraduate students, spread across all seven faculties, will this week follow the 6238 students who graduated in April this year, at what is only the institution’s second summer graduation. The ceremonies will be streamed LIVE http://video.nmmu.ac.za/jw7/graduation2015.html
No fewer than 18 doctorates will be awarded at the three ceremonies, starting on Thursday (December 10) morning at 9.30am.
The year-end ceremonies have been introduced to complement the main autumn graduation period and help students who are not remunerated in line with their qualifications until they receive their graduation certificates. This is particularly the case for Education students who will now no longer be compromised if they start working in January.
Some 330 prospective teachers and educationalists will cross the stage on Thursday afternoon, including three doctoral recipients and Vice-Chancellor Scholarship recipient Trudi von Olm. Trudi will graduate cum laude with a BEd (Intermediate Phase) degree.
With year-end exams only ending on 26 November, academic and administrative staff worked hard to meet graduation deadlines.
“It has been a great team effort to ensure that we are able to host three graduation ceremonies. It’s all part of our goal to support students in whatever way we can,” says NMMU Director: Academic Administration Thomas Kungune.
The majority of those who will capped are BTech or postgraduate students receiving their honours and masters qualifications, as well as seven doctoral candidates from the Faculty of Business and Economic Science and another eight from other faculties.
NMMU was fortunate to be able to host its year-end exams as planned in the face of the national #FeesMustFall protests that began in mid-October.
The University is hoping to host four graduation ceremonies in December 2016.
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