DHET’s Council on Higher Education congratulates University’s DVC Research, Innovation and Engagement on her NRF rating

Professor Nokuthula Sibiya

MUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement (RIE), Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, has been congratulated by the Department of Higher Education and Training’s Council on Higher Education (CHE) on achieving a C2 NRF rating. The Chairperson of CHE, Vuyo Memani-Sedile, said Professor Sibiya’s new research status was not only benefiting her and the University, but the whole education system as well. While extending a “hearty congratulations” to Professor Sibiya, on behalf of CHE, Memani-Sedile said that they “take comfort in the knowledge that this level of expertise is available to support the work of CHE,” through Professor Sibiya’s participation in Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and the Accreditation Committee.”

Responding to the letter from the CHE, Professor Sibiya said: “As the Executive responsible for Research, Innovation, and Engagement, I believe in leading by example. I trust this accolade will inspire my fellow colleagues to do the same.”

Professor Sibiya was also congratulated by the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Marcus Ramogale. Professor Ramogale said that message from CHE was “another feather in the cap for yourself and MUT. More power to your elbow!”.