UNISWA Foundation bids farewell to final students
THE UNISWA Foundation and its board of trustees on Friday recognised all final year and departing students of the University of Swaziland for the academic year 2017/18.
The event was hosted at Esibayeni Lodge where all fourth or final year students were invited.
The event was attended by management of the university, sponsors, key stakeholders in government and the private sector, prominent alumni and the media.
Keynote speaker of the event, Professor Ivor Sarakinsky of the Wits Business School in Parktown, Johannesburg, emphasised on strong representation of the institution post-academic life.
He said the survival and continuity of the institution’s alumni was dependent on the outgoing students’ character and conduct as they leave the varsity.
Sarakinsky further wished the students well and commended them for their hard work whilst they were with the institution.
The professor said such an event was a joyous celebration of hard work ahead of final exams and recognition of certain attributes displayed by some students in the course of their study at UNISWA.
After 34 years as an enacted national university with little opportunity prior to graduation, the institution has been provided with the honour of graduating and/or outgoing senior students, despite recognition of the critical role the university’s youth must play in the sustainable development of Swaziland.
The university aspires in attaining the vision of being Africa’s University of Choice, an inspiration which includes the provision of a student culture and learning experience that will result in a strong alumni proud to have been part of UNISWA.