UNISWA Foun­da­tion bids farewell to fi­nal stu­dents

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Thando Dlamini

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.

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