Students Advance to Graduates

Varsity College Pietermaritzburg recently hosted their annual graduation ceremony for their Diploma and Certificate students at the City Hall, a fitting venue for this highlight in a student’s academic life. This prestige event was attended by family, friends and invited guests all sharing in the 83 graduates’ finest moment. Peter Kriel, Head of Faculty: Business of the Independent Institute of Education, the overarching educational body conferred the diplomas and certificates to the group of excited although nervous students. This was accompanied by words of wisdom and congratulations and the applause and ululation of proud family and friends.

The top achievers were also honoured and received trophies to acknowledge their dedication and hard work. This graduation, always a highlight on the Varsity College calendar, provided the students a platform to savour their academic achievements, rekindle their relationships with classmates and lecturers before stepping into the realm of work. The current degree students at Varsity College will be partake in their external providers (UNISA, IMM) graduation ceremonies. Next year will be the first year where this graduation ceremony will include the Independent Institute of Education degree students.

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Pictured are the top students (ltr) Kamreshan Moonsamy (Diploma in Public Relations), Tyra Maharaj (Advanced Diploma in Hospitality as well as Vocational Graduate Diploma – International Hotel Management), Terrick Prowse (Diploma in Business Management and Entrepeneurship), Xolilie Mzolo (Higher Certificate in Event Management), Bahle Ngcobo (Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practices), Cindy Bonkewitzz (Diplome in Travel and Tourism Management) and Nomathemba Ndlovu (Diploma in Journalism). Photograph: Dani Jensen Photography.