MUT congratulates Umlazi Schools on grade 12 results

Excited! Achieved! Zwelibanzi High School Principal, Sibusiso Maseko, second from left, with some of the top achievers in grade 12, and MUT staff

This morning, the Schools liaison unit in the Department of Marketing and Communication at MUT visited several schools in Umlazi Township to congratulate them on their performance in the grade 12 examinations.

Zama Sishi, Director: Stakeholder Relations Management, under which student recruitment falls, said they conduct the visits annually to encourage schools and show their appreciation for their efforts.

Sthembile Maphumulo, Schools Liaison Officer at MUT, said they chose feeder schools, in terms of the number of learners that applied to enrol with the University.

“We have decided to strengthen our relationship with these schools as they are showing interest in us,” said Maphumulo. Maphumulo said application statistics indicate that a high number of learners from these schools have applied for space at MUT for the 2023 new intake. Maphumulo said this was a direct result of their school visits and other stakeholder engagement initiatives to support these key stakeholders.

The MUT team visited Ogwini Comprehensive Technical High School, King Shaka High School, Velabahleke High School, Zwelibanzi High School, Umbelebele High School, and Ndukwenhle High School.  These schools are trully the jewel of Umlazi obtaining several distinctions and performances ranging from 100% to 83%.  Most impressive was Ogwini Comprehensive, one of the oldest schools in the township, a total of 516 matriculants wrote the exam and achieved 93.2%.  Managing such a huge number of learners requires sterling leadership and passion for learners which are some of the characters of the school principal Dr Vusi Dlamini.

Maphumulo said the main message they delivered to schools during the visits was how the learners would benefit from enrolling with the MUT.  “We tell the learners about how good our academic and other student development programmes are, and how our graduates are making an impact in the economic sector,” said Maphumulo.  Learners appreciated that  enrolling with the University will position them to benefit from the University’s efforts at promoting an entrepreneurial mindset. Business programmes are now being rolled out to all three faculties at MUT to instil a culture for entrepreneurship to curb graduate unemployment challenges that the country faces,” concluded Maphumulo.