Ntombifuthi Mthembu, the Entrepreneurship Coordinator and Lecturer in the Department of Human Resources and Management at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), has won the annual ‘Start Me Up Award’ from the Wadhwani Foundation. The announcement was made on 2 June 2022.
“It is the quality of the students’ submissions that earns you this award. Nothing makes a person content than being recognized for one’s efforts,” said Mthembu.
Mthembu said the event was about recognizing and celebrating the efforts of top lecturers facilitating the Wadhwani Entrepreneurship globally.
The awards were divided into three regions, namely, South East Asia (SEA), India, and Africa. Mthembu was recognized in the Africa Region as one of the lecturers who excelled and contributed positively to the development of entrepreneurship education for the year 2021.
MUT offers the Wadhwani Foundational Entrepreneurship Course that is computer laboratory-based. All assessment submissions (or Milestones as they call them) are uploaded on the LearnWise Platform for evaluation purposes. The very same Milestones are further adjudicated by a jury which could be located anywhere in the world. This jury validates the submissions in terms of quality and the potential of turning the students’ venture (Practice Venture) into a real venture, should the student pursue it beyond the classroom.