THE University of Zululand (UNIZULU) has welcomed a flock of first year students who descended to the institution to acquire different skills to better their lives. They have travelled from near and far away places to fulfil their dreams of obtaining a tertiary education. A number of new students shared their experiences of being on campus for the first time. Soft-spoken Melusi Nkomo from Ulundi who attended Imbilane High School is a South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) bursary recipient. He is studying towards a BCom Accounting Science degree, after being inspired by his high school teacher. Nkomo described UNIZULU as a university of choice and would recommend it to From left to right: Melusi Nkomo, Nombuso Radebe, Nombulelo Simelane, Sibonelo Masuku everyone. Fellow SAICA bursary recipient Sibonelo Masuku hails from Umlazi.
He attended Mziwamandla High School. “I decided to enroll for BCom Accounting Science degree after it was recommended to me by my high school accounting teacher Mrs Shange,” he said. The bubbly and energetic Nombulelo Simelani from Osizweni in Newcastle is passionate about education. The former Zama High School matriculant is studying towards a Bachelor of Education (FET) degree. Her love for teaching came in high school where she would tutor other learners and through this she realized that she wanted to be an educator. Forever smiling Nombuso Radebe chose to study at UNIZULU because many alumni from her hometown have gone on to have successful careers. The former Port Shepstone International High School learner is pursuing her Bachelor of Development Studies degree and says that life at UNIZULU has been good so far. “I want to study hard and to obtain a bursary.” Registration for first time entering students for the year 2015 commenced on 19 January which saw long queues outside the King Bhekuzulu Hall at the KwaDlangezwa campus. We wish all our first year students the best of luck for their studies.