The best student in the Faculty of Management Sciences is forced to halt further studies because of financial difficulties

Mthokozisi Khuzwayo

Mthokozisi Khuzwayo, recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award, in the Faculty of Management Sciences, credits his performance to the plan he had for his studies. Mthokozisi, who graduated with his Diploma in Human Resources Management on the first day of a four-day graduation ceremony – 16-19 April 2024, received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for his grand performance. This was a long-term plan; a student who receives such an award must have a good track record from the first year. Mthokozisi had the necessary discipline. “Attending lectures and being up to date with my work helped me a lot.  Since my first year, I always told myself that I came to the University to study. After attending my classes during the day, I made sure that I did not go to bed before my self-study time,” said Mthokozisi from Inanda, Durban.

Mthokozisi also devoted time to his assignments. “I tended to be a group leader and I made sure that all my assignments were well written, and when my teammates were struggling, I supervised them.” He said assisting others which made him understand his work even better. Mthokozisi was also careful about his tests and examinations. He said he started preparing for these well before time.  He also credited his religion for his excellent performance which placed him at the top of the Management Sciences class of 2024.

Mthokozisi had some advice for other students. “My advice to students – attend your classes. Listen to your lecturers.  Study early for your test or exam.  And always involve God in your studies.”  Mthokozisi has been forced to delay his further studies because of financial difficulties.  Mthokozisi is the first one in his family to graduate. “The whole family is proud of me, and I am also proud of myself to graduate as the best student in my faculty,” he said.