They say first impressions count, but for MUT it is how those impressions are created that makes all difference. As if to subliminally encourage first-year students to fall in love with their university at its new corporate identity, the orientation was held on Valentine’s Day.
The 2020 cohort of first-year students will remember their introduction to University for the rest of their lives. The new students were welcomed with first the formal part of the orientation, wherein all University officials from different structures informed the students about the services they offer, and invited students to take advantage of these services.
Welcoming the students, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr Enoch Duma Malaza impressed upon the students the importance of focussing on their studies as this is their primary goal. The VC also told the students they needed to have a bit of fun by getting involved in social events like sports. Senior Director: Operations, Muzi Khumalo, assured the students that they have come at the right place where they will acquire good education under safe and conducive conditions.
As soon as the formal part of the day was over, the students who packed the Dr Seme Hall were ushered to the University football ground where the Love your logo event gave students an opportunity to participate in various activities and were introduced to sporting codes that MUT offers. The event, which was meant to introduce students to the new MUT logo, gave students an opportunity to participate in activities such as tug of war, singing, dance and team challenges, amongst others.