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Pupils Descend on DUT for Open Day

Pupils Descend on DUT for Open Day

DUT is currently hosting pupils from KwaZulu-Natal schools as part of its annual Open Day event which sees them interacting with academic departments from the University on prospective courses and careers.

Open Day is being held at the University’s Steve Biko Campus and kicked off yesterday (Wednesday, 12 August 2015). It ends on Saturday (15 August 2015) during which the public will get the opportunity to explore courses offered by the University.

Rodney Maharaj, DUT Student Recruitment Manager, said his department was satisfied with the number of pupils that will be attending the event. “We are expecting approximately 10 000 learners in three days. It’s very exciting to see learners coming in their numbers to interact with DUT. It’s our aim to make them see firsthand what DUT it’s all about,” he said.

Nirasha Maraji from the Central Applications Office (CAO) was also happy with the number of attending pupils. “We are happy with the number of pupils coming to our table. So far, most of our hand book and forms had already been sent out to the learners,” said Maraji.

Ridwaan Mahomed, grade 12 pupil from Westcliff Secondary School said Open Day has assisted him with information in making his choice on what to study next year (2015).

– Mxolisi Ntanzi

Pictured: DUT students assist their respective departments at the Open Day event which is currently running at the DUT Fred Crooker Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus.

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