From left - Chancellor’s medal recipient, Mengo Cosmos Musuku, Shane Nikita Van Zyl, Tshwane University of Technology Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, Sonto Annah Andile Mahlangu and Edrich Gresse.
The Chancellor’s Awards are based purely on numbers – only students who consistently exceed the highest percentages and marks are considered for the Chancellor’s Awards.
In his keynote address, Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal lauded the academic high-fliers representing all seven faculties of the University, he said: “Students whose names will be called out today are nobody’s favourites. They are here by dint of their sheer hard work and their consistent high academic performance,” he explained.
Prof Maluleke also highlighted that the honour bestowed on the awards recipients is inspired by the outcome of excellence in the “morning, noon, afternoon and evening – every day, every week, every month, every semester and every academic year – excellence all the way up to the completion of the programmes and qualifications that were pursued by the award-winning students.”
Alluding to the dynamism of TUT as a University that is constantly moving from good to great, he said none of the seven recipients were invited by accident.
“They are here because of the magnificence of their excellence. They are the epitome of the future-ready graduates our institutional strategy speaks of and their names will be inscribed into the hallowed pages of the history of the Tshwane University of Technology”, Prof Maluleke concluded.
Please click here to read Prof Maluleke’s full speech.
Chancellor’s Awards Recipients:
- Faculty of Economics and Finance
Sonto Annah Andile Mahlangu - National Diploma in Accounting.
- Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Edrich Gresse - Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in Industrial Engineering.
- Faculty of Humanities
Mengo Cosmos Masuku - National Diploma: Legal Assistance.
- Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
Kearabetswe Dinah Tau - Advanced Diploma: Computer Science.
- Faculty of Management Sciences
Nomthandazo Happiness Hlophe – Diploma: Operations Management.
- Faculty of Science
Shané Nikita va Zyl - National Diploma in Biomedical Technology.
- Faculty of Arts and Design
Priyanka Naiker completed - Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts Technology.