Ms Mara Louw, well-known musician and the VUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal; Professor Gordon Zide
The Vaal University of Technology’s student recruitment hosted its annual headmasters’ function with Mara Louw as special guest at the Quest Conference Centre on 25 May. High school teachers and principals were invited to network with the aim of introducing VUT to school-leaving learners who want to further their studies.
The function was opened by VUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Gordon Zide who gave a welcoming speech by sharing the history of South African legends who joined forces against the apartheid era. His powerful speech was followed by two guest speakers.
The first speaker, Olga Evangelou, Director: Programme Accreditation and Curriculum Development explained the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF) and also discussed the changes that have been brought about by the HEQSF which include the new qualification types, names of qualifications, minimum admission requirements for NQF levels and progression pathways.
The second speaker, Mr Philip Masike: Head of Department for Student Recruitment, outlined the four faculties of VUT, the courses within those faculties and their highlights. He also included the services (VUT clinic, Library and Centre for Academic Development) offered by VUT. Mr Masike went on to discuss the involvement of VUT in community development and also the mandate of the Science Park. He furthered his presentation by giving an insight of the new project development of building that VUT is embarking on to facilitate more students.
Prof Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC): Academic and Research reached out to the teachers and principals attending the function that they should also further their studies as there is funding available to them.
Wrapping up the function was talented singer and actress, Mara Louw who mesmerised everyone with her splendid performance. Ms Louw said she was overwhelmed at the turn out and would not hesitate to attend another function given by the VUT in the future.