DUT is currently hosting pupils from various high schools for its Open week.
The principle of the open week is to provide school learners with valuable information about the different faculties, departments and programmes at the University. The Open Week is being held at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus.
Zandile Mdlalose a pupil from Riverdene Secondary in Newlands West, said she was impressed and happy for the opportunity the University has offered to them. “When we were told we will be coming for this Open Day I was so excited. Not only is DUT lit with its Free Wi-Fi but the information provided to us is useful and impressive,” she said.
Various academic departments from DUT are showcasing their activities and are also available to assist with questions from both scholars and their educators. The three days from 17 to 19 May 2017 are for school groups, and, Saturday, 20 May is allocated to the general public.
Alex Mdletshe, Manager at Student Recruitment said the University was expecting over 20 000 learners to be part of the open week. “Our open week assists learners in making informed career choices and exposes them to information that they might have overlooked when deciding on what to do after they have left high school,” he said.
Some of the schools that attended today (Wednesday, 17 May 2017) were Futura High School, Riverdene High School, Ndela Secondary school (Umzinto Area), Kranskop High School and St Martin de Porres, to name but a few.
Pictured: Nicole Chetty (DUT Maritime Department) telling Noluthando Ngcobo (Riverdene Secondary) about opportunities available in the Maritime Industry.