“The faculty has just been consistent in producing doctors. In the past 5 years, the faculty has produced a total of 67 doctors,” said Prof Andile Mji, Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation. This year, in particular, has not been in easy but postgraduate studies in the faculty have continued, despite the extended COVID-19 lockdown period.
The 11 doctoral graduates comprise two students from the Department of Applied Languages, one from the Department of Safety and Security Management and eight from the School of Education.
One of the doctoral graduates, Dr Dikeledi Mamiala, a Lecturer from North West University, obtained a DEd degree with a focus on Mathematics Education. “I chose to do my doctoral degree at TUT because of the type of science engineering and technology (SET) programmes they have and also because it is where I trained and qualified as a teacher”, said Dr Mamiala.
“The 18 doctors who graduated is a reflection of the quality of supervisors in the faculty. “Research is an integral part of the faculty’s activities and it is encouraging to see so many doctors graduating,” said Prof Mji.
The faculty would like to congratulate the new doctors on graduating, despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic posed. Here are the names of the students who qualified as doctors during the Spring graduation ceremony:
- Dr Tebogo Gumede – DTech; Language Practice
- Dr Lefty Mabela – DTech: Language Practice
- Dr Michael Mabasa – DTech: Policing
- Dr Dikeledi Mamiala – Doctor Educationis
- Dr Tebogo Mohase – Doctor Educationis
- Dr Sharo Sethole – Doctor Educationis
- Dr Oniccah Thibodi – Doctor Educationis
- Dr Pinaki Chowdhury – Doctor of Education
- Dr Mothsaki Mamabolo – Doctor of Education
- Dr Mpho Motshegoa - Doctor of Education