Open Day empowers thousands

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Open_day NOKWETHABA SITHOLE The University of Zululand last month held a successful Open Day which saw three thousand high school pupils converging at the University’s King Bhekuzulu Hall. The event, which was held over two days, was a success especially on the second day which saw the higher than expected number of pupils flocking to the King Bhekuzulu Hall. Accompanied by the teachers, the pupils were taken through the paces on academic and non-academic programmes that are offered at UNIZULU. All the Departments from each Faculty exhibited during the two days. The stands contained an array of information about the respective departments while staff manning the stands encouraged the pupils to consider enrolling at UNIZULU. Pupils and teachers were elated at having been part of the event saying they had enjoyed Open Day and that the information they had received during their visit to UNIZULU was useful. Sizwe Zungu, a pupil at Mpikanina High School in Nongoma said he would like to study law after matric and expressed an interest to study at UNIZULU. The avid soccer player, who is among the hordes of pupils who attended on the second day, said he would like to learn to play other sporting codes like rugby and cricket, and felt that UNIZULU was best positioned to help him realise this wish. Nokuphila Ndebele from Dlamvuzo High in Esikhawini said that he had felt at home at UNIZULU, and that his second visit to UNIZULU had felt great. He is looking forward to studying at UNIZULU and playing soccer for the institution. Ndebele would like to study towards a degree in Accounting. Siyanda Mayise from Aquadene Secondary in Richards Bay likes to pursue a career in Science and he enjoyed the Open Day very much. The matriculant is also a sports enthusiast who enjoys playing soccer and basketball. The Open Day is an event that UNIZULU always looks forward to, and one that continues to grow each year.