The University of Zululand has conferred a Master of Education degree, posthumously, on Felix Mshololo – the late principal of Menzi High School in Umlazi.
Mshololo’s widow, Nomusa received the degree on behalf of her late husband at the ceremony held on May 13.
After Mshololo’s name was read out, the hundreds of graduates and guests attending the ceremony rose to their feet in paying tribute to the late principal.
Mshololo’s dissertation for the Master’s degree was titled: “The time management task of the school principal” and was supervised by UNIZULU’s Dr M.A.N. Duma.
It is believed to offer insight into time management role of the principal as one of the key ingredients for success.
Mshololo, who passed away in February this year, made a name for himself as one of the best high school principals of his era. Despite being in charge of a poor township school, he was credited with ensuring that the school produced top results.
For the past 11 years Menzi High School achieved a matric pass rate of more than 90% while also producing several straight-A pupils. Pupils produced by the school during Mshololo’s era have gone on to make a mark in various sectors of society.
Mshololo was described as a passionate and hardworking educationist who always put the interest of learners first.