Dr Celani Nyide, the Head of the Department of Finance, and Information Management (Midlands), under the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics, was recently invited to Duduzile Junior Secondary School in Port Shepstone. He delivered a talk to students in Grades 11 and 12, with a special focus on Grade 12 learners who were preparing to write their final Life Orientation (LO) paper and their trial exams and final exams later in the year.
The event began with a presentation by Ms Siphokazi Dlamini, the marketing and communications officer from the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). She spoke on the Durban University of Technology and discussed the offerings of the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics.
Following Ms Dlamini’s presentation, Dr Nyide took the stage and presented on his topic, “The Skills Trap: Navigating Industry 4.0 and Beyond with New-Age Proficiencies.”
During his talk, he addressed the concept of scarce skills, emphasizing their importance in South Africa and globally. Dr Nyide also highlighted the global recognition of DUT qualifications. He concluded his presentation by imparting words of encouragement, leaving the audience with the quote from Duke Ellington, “There are two rules in life. Rule number one: never give up. Rule number two: always remember rule number one.”
The event concluded with a presentation by Ms Sesi Dlamini, the student admissions officer, who provided insights into the application processes for prospective students.
Pictured: Dr Celani Nyide