Today marked the first day of registrations in 2015 at the Durban University of Technology.
With only 7200 spaces available for first year of study this year (2015), the University received 815 18 applications, a number that is higher than the previous year’s applications.
Early this morning, Child and Youth Development (mainstream and extended curriculum programme) as well as Environmental Health programmes could be seen conducting registrations for first year level (diploma) at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre on the Steve Biko Campus.
Sanele Bulose from Nkandla, northern KwaZulu-Natal, who was registering for his first year in Child and Youth Development said he was ecstatic that the day had finally arrived. “I am so honoured to be accepted to study at DUT. It’s like a dream come true. I have seen so many people being employed after studying here, it is one of the main reasons my teachers and parents advised me to apply to study at this University,” he said.
Sanele Dlamini of Umlazi township, south of Durban, who was in line to pay his registration fee was also ecstatic about being excepted at DUT. Dlamini will study towards a National Diploma in Cost Management Accounting.
Another first year student who was being assisted with her online registration, Mbalenhle Majola of Harding, South Coast, was also chuffed and had nothing but praises for the University’s efficiency. “I applied early so I had all my responses on time. The service from the University has been excellent. Today, I was scared because I never thought I would make it this far, the communication and assistance from the University staff has been really good and I am hopeful that once I qualify, I will be employed in my industry of study,” she said.
Other programmes that were registering today were Bachelor of Technology in Cost and Management Accounting at the Ritson Hall. First year students were also registering for the National Diploma in Accounting (financial), National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting, National Diploma in Maritime Studies and National Diploma in Sport Management.
At the Indumiso Campus, Midlands, first year Nursing students also registered in the morning. In the afternoon, second and third year Nursing students also registered.
The public is reminded that DUT does not accept walk-ins for registration as the University has made student pre-selections. “We will only consider accepting late applications if space allows us to do so,” said DUT Registrar, Professor Thenjiwe Meyiwa.
– Noxolo Memela
Pictured: Some of the DUT students who took advantage of online registration which is easy and efficient.