Siphosethu Nase, after such work he has stowed to his studies was beyond thrilled when he was awarded with Cum Laude and the esteemed Dean’s Merit Award for the National Diploma in Consumer Sciences: Food and Nutrition. The diligent Nase will be graduating at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, (ICC) for the DUT Celebratory Autumn Graduation on Wednesday, 13 July 2022.
“I have been expecting this because I was working very hard. Thank God that it finally happened,” said Nase.
At first his family did not understand the meaning of this great achievement but were very excited once he had explained what the accolades meant. He added that they were more excited that now they have an academic celebrity within the family who will be in the University news platform. For Nase, Food Science was his choice of study and inspired by DUT Alumni, Samkelo Madlanga. Despite coming from a small rural area KwaTsomo situated in the Eastern Cape, this did not hinder him from going after his dreams.
“There were several times that I had residence issues. If I was not focused, maybe I would have not got the awards I received,” said Nase.
He believes his journey would not have been a success if it was not for the Samaritans who assisted him during the time he had residence issues, by providing him with a place to stay.
He thanked the following people, who made his study journey at DUT a bit smoother, Mr Samkelo Madlanga, Miss Charlotte Ngcobo, Mr Dumisani Mabika, Mr Mxolisi Dlamini, Mr Siphumle Mbe and lastly Miss Fundiswa Molefe.
Being an inquisitive person, he wishes to do numerous researches as he loves to learn new things and not be limited to one thing. Nase plans to study further until he reaches the Doctorate Degree level.
His wish is to one day become a research assistant and going forward also work towards becoming a Vice-Chancellor or Deputy-Vice-Chancellor like Prof Thandwa Mthembu and Prof Sibusiso Moyo.
His advice to future DUT students is to study hard, make the right choices, choose friends wisely and build solid connection.
Pictured: Siphosethu Nase