Open Day 2017, a monumental success
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Open Day 2017, a monumental success

Future accountants, medical scientists and engineers: From left: Ntswaki Lephekola; Joyce Tshabangu; Nthabiseng Mokoena; Palesa Shabalala and Moipone Sefatsa are grade 11 learners from Nomsa Secondary School in the Free State.

Azande Ralephenya

This year’s Open Day proved a massive success with 5635 students from various high schools spanning across the Gauteng, Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces visiting the Vaal University of Technology. Vanderbijlpark Campus staff members and students put on a smile, came together and braved the cold and wet weather on Saturday 13 May, to host a successful Open Day.

The future certainly looks bright, as grade 11 and 12 pupils came with their teachers, parents and guardians for career guidance and a look at what the life of a student at university level is like. Many expressed their excitement and asked questions while visiting the exhibition stalls on site. All four VUT faculties and their various departments within, had an exhibition stall.

“VUT is well known for its Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and it’s exciting to be here today to find out more. I’m surprised that there’s so many departments in this faculty, I’m here because I want to be an electrical engineer one day,” said Joyce Tshabangu, a grade 11 learner from Nomsa Secondary School in the Free State.

Mr Phillip Masike, Acting Head of Department, Student Recruitment, expressed his gratitude to every VUT student and staff member that contributed towards making sure the learners had an exciting time and are looking forward to being future MaVUTi’s. “Open day proved that the Student Recruitment team has not lost its recruitment magic, judging from the great turnout. We salute all learners and teachers who, despite the biting cold of the day, defied the weather and graced us with their presence,” Mr Masike added on.

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Inquisitive Minds: Students came in large numbers to enquire about the various exciting programmes and courses on offer at the Vaal University of Technology.

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Ready to take on the world: High school learners got an opportunity to visit the VUT Photo booth and take pictures holding placards describing their future careers.

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