One of the objectives of the Student Representative Council (SRC) is to strive for academic excellence and instil a culture of learning. Living by this motto is SRC Treasurer Musa Mbonambi, who was conferred with her National Diploma in Office Management and Technology, today (Monday 13 May 2019), at the Fred Crookes Indoor Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus.
Such a designation entails some of her key duties of her being responsible and accountable to the SRC for the finances of the SRC, as well as ensuring that all financial transactions of the SRC and its Committees and substructures conform to the financial rules, policies and procedures of the University.
She enrolled for her Diploma in Office Management and Technology because she wanted to be her ‘own boss’ and this course was perfect for her to gain the necessary skills to start her own business, going forward.
The dynamic 22-year-old Mbonambi, who describes herself as a hardworking individual, said being a DUT student for her was a wonderful experience, however, adapting to the University environment was one of the challenges she had faced in her first year of study. She did overcome that obstacle, and then took a keen interest in student politics, joining the SRC.
“I became the Student Representative Council (SRC) treasurer, a position which requires me to juggle both my academic work and helping students who have different issues. Eventually, I came up with a strategy that helped me to pick up my workload. I had to come to campus on weekends to obtain extra notes and catch up with my assignments,” she said.
She also added that her inspiration and charismatic character comes from her family that knows and values the love of God, especially her inspiring mom. “She taught me to always be strong and work hard towards studying and achieving in whatever I set out to do,” she added.
Mbonambi advises students who are keen to study at DUT, to learn to be patient and they will achieve their goals. “Welcome failure in your lives too, as it helps us to grow in life. Be yourself, grow, laugh, learn and love people,” she said.
Pictured: Musa Mbonambi.