MUT continues to strengthen its partnerships with both primary and high schools in an effort to position brand MUT to learners in the region. More than 3000 learners from selected high schools around Umlazi and the greater Durban descended on MUT for the Open Day on 24 to 25 April 2017 at Seme Hall. The purpose of this event was to enlighten learners on programmes offered and to try and close the gap that still exists regarding the importance of applying on time for the right programme relevant to the learners’ school subjects. The event was a collaboration between MUT’s Marketing and Communications and eThekwini Municipality’s office of the Deputy City Manager which was represented by Veena Naidoo.
MUT’s academic and support departments embraced the opportunity to showcase their department programmes and gave the learners valuable information that will determine their future. The Central Applications Office (CAO) was also present to hammer the message home – apply in time, and via the correct route! Learners also picked up the application forms at the CAO stand. A 17 year old learner from Welbedene Secondary, Chatswoth, was one of the learners that benefited from being at the event. Collen Sukhran aspires to do ICT. “I am so happy that I got the opportunity to come to MUT. I want to be an IT technician. I want to learn how to develop an App and improve the systems of technology. I learnt that there are different components that make up computers and there are so many opportunities if I study IT.”