With fee-free higher education now in effect, there is a greater conversation taking place across the country and within institutions of higher learning concerning funding and resources in order to sustain the objectives of universities. In May, the Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) Convocation met to discuss this very matter, amongst many other things.
In the meeting, which included VUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Gordon Zide, it was concluded that in order to assist with fundraising, creating awareness and raising the profile of the University, VUT will host a gala dinner.
The gala dinner forms part of the Convocation’s strategic initiatives for 2018 which will also focus on the reduction of student debt.
The gala dinner will attempt to reach out to the broader community and ask them to contribute to the valid cause of taking good care of our current and future students.
The event, which is set to take place in October 2018, is expected to host a number of high-profile guests from various industries including professionals and academics. The gala dinner will take place at the University’s recently acquired QUEST Conference Centre, which is considered to be an ideal venue.
This is the first of many initiatives that the Convocation will be embarking upon in pursuit of better lives for its students and better profiling of the Institution.