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The second and last leg of the autumn graduation ceremony at the Durban University of Technology, Indumiso Midlands Campus kicked off in a trailblazing fashionable way this morning.

Faculties of Accounting and Informatics, Engineering and the Built Environment and the Health Sciences faculty honoured their graduating hard working students with prestigious and well deserved accolades.

BTech graduate in Nursing Science Nomcebo Dube said that though it was tough during her academic years, she has never fell short of dedication and motivation hence today she is graduating.

“During the course there were challenges like attending lectures, assignments due dates and more especially practical’s, but through it all I remained focused and determined because I knew my end goal,” said Dube.

Mrs Bongiwe Gune is the proud mother of Bathabile Gune who graduated National Diploma in Office Management and Technology, expressed her excitement by clutching onto her daughter for making her proud today.

“I am very happy and excited for my child to graduate today. I always knew she was a smart child and she has always been making me proud. I wish her success and to study even harder in the near future” ecstatic Mrs Gune said.

Ecstatic Mandisa Immaculate Makhungu who graduated with Cum Laude in office Management and Technology said her hard work, dedication and optimism really paid off in the end.

Most of the time, financial difficulties are one of the reason leading to the high rate of university students dropping out, however, the resilient Vuyisile Mdlalose did not allow the odds to define her.

“I had to take gap years in between my studies so I could raise funds to pay for my tuition fees and transportation but that never defeated my faith as I always knew what I wanted to achieve. To all the other students struggling with financial difficulties, I can proudly say if I can do it then everyone can do it too,” said Mdlalose.

Mrs Gertrude Mdlalose, Vuyisile’s mother said “all my tears over the years have been wiped away today, seeing my daughter graduating reassured me to be still hopeful and optimistic in life. I am proud of her and I wished success in the future”.

Now that the Midlands Campus graduation ceremonies end today, all roads will lead to Durban where a series of graduation ceremonies will take place, starting from Monday 7 to Monday,14th of May 2018 at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus.

Pictured: Mandisa Immaculate Makhunga receiving her National Diploma in Office Management and Technology with Cum Laude

Picture By: Nduduzo Ndlovu

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