The toils of the student recruitment team come to fruition as one beneficiary is now appointed tutor

Sithandiwe Mthimkhulu

While the whole world was reeling under the yoke of Covid-19, the University’s Student Recruitment division still communicated with schools at different locations to deliver a consistent and vital message to learners – how to plan for their future after grade 12. One such learner was Sithandiwe Mthimkhulu, from Empangeni’s Ngwelezane, in the north of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mthimkhulu came to the Department of Marketing and Communications to personally thank Ayanda Bulose, Schools Liaison Assistant, for the important message Bulose gave them as learners of Khombindlela Secondary School in Ngwelezane, under King Cetshwayo District, in 2020. Bulose told the learners how to apply for enrolment in the post-matric schools in the province. “Bulose said he understood that most learners were under the impression that only Engineering programmes were offered at MUT. Bulose said that was not the case. He went on to say that there were programmes offered by the Faculties of Management Sciences, and Natural Sciences.” Mthimkhulu then applied, correctly, for a programme in Accounting. Now she is going to graduate in April for her undergraduate Accounting diploma. She has also registered for the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and is now a tutor in the Department of Accounting and Law.

Mthimkhulu said the picture would have been different if Bulose had not come to her school and told them MUT offers more than what she knew at the time. “Most likely I would have spent the last three years studying towards a qualification that would not have been my choice,” she said.

Bulose was particularly pleased with the outcome of the visit that happened so long ago, but he still remembers it so vividly.