The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is hosting its annual Open Week at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko campus from 16 to 18 May 2018. There are 78 schools from all over KwaZulu-Natal that have accepted the invite to attend this event which aims to educate and provide guidelines for the pupils in making their career choices.
Life Orientation teacher, Nonhlanhla Mabaso from Edendale Technical High School in Pietermaritzburg, said she encouraged all her pupils to participate in the DUT Open Week so that they can be informed about possible career options they can pursue.
“We want them to know more about their careers and fortunately I am a Life Orientation teacher so it’s more relevant, making things easier for me in the syllabus and the curriculum that I deliver to the pupils,” she said.
With the high level of unemployment rate in the country, Mabaso encourages her students to not only study to find employment but to also have the courage to start their own businesses.
Mr Ngidi of Phindavele High School in Umkomaas said brought his pupils to discover and be informed about the different career paths that are available. He also added that such an event was very important to students and he is glad there are such opportunities like this for his pupils.
Grade nine pupils Nongcebo Xaba, Nomcebo Khumalo and Nonduduzo Ndlela from Edendale, said they find this event very helpful as they have discovered who they truly are and where their strengths lie. They now know which subjects to focus on in order to study what they want at University level.
Grade 12 pupil Sphelele Mbhele, from Phindavele High School, said he wants to study Hospitality Management and he found this event very helpful as he now knows the steps he has to take in order to reach his dream.
“I visited the Hospitality stand and it was very useful because they had advised me on what subjects to pass and now I know what to do next year when I do apply at DUT,” he said.
Pictured: Pupils from various schools in KwaZulu-Natal visit DUT’s Open Week.