There’s an air of excitement across the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) campuses as the institution prepares to roll out the red carpet for its first in-person graduation ceremonies since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ceremonies will run between May 4 and 21 where 8 795 degrees will be conferred. This includes 6 094 are undergraduate and 2 701 postgraduate qualifications. There are also 495 masters and 213 doctoral graduands who will be receiving their degrees.
The university’s executive director of corporate relations division, Normah Zondo, said UKZN’s management is especially proud of the 121 summa cum laude and 410 cum laude graduands who have completed their studies with distinction.
“The percentage of women graduands remains consistently high at 63.38%. The university will also celebrate the achievements of 84 graduands with disabilities.”
Wednesday’s graduation ceremony, at the Westville campus, in Durban, will be preceded by the installation of Dr Reuel Khoza as the chancellor of UKZN.