Sol Plaatje ready to start lec­tures

The New Age (Western Cape) - - Northern Cape News - TNA RE­PORTER prov­inces@the­newage.co.za

WITH the reg­is­tra­tion of new and ex­ist­ing stu­dents com­pleted at the Sol Plaatje Univer­sity it’s now all sys­tems go for the of­fi­cial open­ing.

The univer­sity will host an open­ing cer­e­mony for the new and re­turn­ing stu­dents on Satur­day.

Vice-chan­cel­lor pro­fes­sor Yunus Bal­lim is ex­pected to give the key­note address and high­light some of the achieve­ments the univer­sity achieved.

He is also ex­pected to give en­cour­age­ment to the new stu­dents who will be start­ing with their stud­ies on Mon­day.

The univer­sity said the ori­en­ta­tion week which started last week would be com­ing to an end on Friday and lec­tures were go­ing to start next week in the dif­fer­ent fac­ul­ties.

“We are ready and pre­pared for the aca­demic year, we hope that ev­ery­thing will go ac­cord­ing to plan, so we should be ready,” Bal­lim said.

“Ev­ery­thing has been go­ing smoothly thus far and there have been no hic­cups or any ma­jor chal­lenges since day one of reg­is­tra­tion.”

Bal­lim urged all stu­dent or­gan­i­sa­tions to work with uni­ver­si­ties and avoid any chaos and havoc. Mean­while, the ANCYL in the Frances Baard re­gion, urged the stu­dents to use the univer­sity to ac­quire skills and be job cre­ators and not seekers.

Spokesper­son Khanyi Mabaso said the young peo­ple of the re­gion were at an ad­van­ta­geous po­si­tion than oth­ers be­cause the cam­pus was on their doorstep. He said gone were the days when young peo­ple were go­ing to be roam­ing around the streets without go­ing to school.

He said to­gether with Sasco and other youth struc­tures, they were en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to learn.

“We say­ing to young peo­ple of the re­gion and the prov­ince, here is a fully func­tional univer­sity with fac­ul­ties such as data sciences that we want to see more and more young peo­ple en­rolling in,” Mabaso said.

“Young peo­ple here have the ad­van­tage of us­ing the in­sti­tu­tion.”

ALL SYS­TEMS GO: Stu­dents at Sol Plaatje Univer­sity will start classes on Mon­day.

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