After a two-year break because of Covid-19, Mangosuthu University of Technology is now ready to welcome over 3000 students, who will be graduating in its face-to-face ceremonies, along with their parents and relatives. Graduation will start on 8 August 2022, and end on Saturday of that week. There will be no graduation ceremony on August 9, the Women’s Day holiday.
The Head of Protection at the University, Jackson Rammala, said all security agencies are ready, and will all be available for the duration of the event.
“The South African Police Service will be available to maintain law and order; the Durban Metro police will be available to provide the services required on the roads around the University; the emergency services will be available in case they are required. We have also added extra security personnel to help out with parking,” said Rammala.
Rammala said the university had all the necessary resources in place to handle 3000 students and their parents and relatives.
“This figure is nicely spread out over five days. We will be able to manage,” Rammala said.
Rammala added that Inwabi Road will only open for use exclusively by graduands and their guests between 07h00 and 09h00 every graduation day morning. Only valid ticket holders will be permitted to use the road at those times.
MUT Registrar, Dr Phumzile Masala, cautioned graduands and their parents against falling for a scam about buying graduation tickets online.
He explained: “Only individuals with tickets collected from MUT will be allowed to enter the Seme Hall,” said Dr Masala. “Don’t waste your money on ticket scams.”