“Passing Cum Laude with a Deans Merit Award for my Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Office Management and Technology motivated me to achieve more. Getting the Deans Merit was something I never expected,” said Nonhlanhla Ngwazi.
The 22-year-old young lass from Gamalakhe in Port Shepstone, is the last born of Mr and Mrs Ngwazi. She is currently the tutor coordinator in the Applied Sciences Faculty and values self-motivation, self-confidence, and believes she is destined for greatness.
This evening (Monday, 13 May 2019) Ngwazi graduated for her BTech in Office Management and Technology from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus in Durban.
Ngwazi does not come from a wealthy family but her parents had always ensured that they always put food on the table for the family. She is also the apple of their eye since she is the last-born, her brother and sister try to always shield and protect her from things that might hurt her as the last born of the family.
“Being a DUT student was a great and difficult experience for me as I knew nothing about office Management and Technology and what the course was about, but I wanted to do something which entailed office work, so doing this course was a dream come true for me,” she said.
Overcoming peer pressure and meeting submission dates like submitting two to three assignments in one day were some of the challenges she had encountered as a student, but she believes that studying hard and allowing God to intervene, are things that helped her to pass with excellent marks.
“I was a dedicated student, and I tried to put great effort in all the work I did, but still I did not see it coming. I was overwhelmed and I am so proud of myself,’’ she said.
Pictured: Nonhlanhla Ngwazi.