The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) will on Wednesday (13 May 2015) confer a Master of Education degree, posthumously, on Felix Mshololo – the late principal of Menzi High School in Umlazi.
Mshololo’s widow, Nomusa, is expected to receive the degree on behalf of her late husband. She will be accompanied to the ceremony by other family members, said the late principal’s elder brother Alex Mshololo.
The conferment of the degree will take place during the second (afternoon) session on Wednesday which will kick off at 14h00.
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.
At the time of his death Mshololo was described as a passionate and hardworking educationist who always put the interest of learners before his own.
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.
UNIZULU is currently holding a series of graduation ceremonies which will run until Friday this week and which would see the conferment of degrees, certificates and diplomas on thousands of graduates.