Swati Prince’s graduation a Royal affair 

12 April 2019

  • Graduates should plough back their skills and knowledge, says Swati Prince 

The Swati Royal family arrive in numbers to witness the graduation of Prince Ludumo Smoimoi Dlamini at Soshanguve South Campus yesterday. 

Proud graduate, Swati Prince Ludumo Dlamini (left) share the moment with his family.

Prince Ludumo, received a B-Tech Degree in Economic Management Analysis, together with more than 400 graduates from the Faculty of Economics and Finance.
According to him enrolling at TUT was the best choice ever. He said TUT is true to its slogan, We Empower People; “During my studies, I have acquired immense knowledge and skills, while the University has certainly empowered me to pursue my interest in Economics.”

He was quick to point out that achieving a qualification is not always a walk in the park. He said; “I am proud and excited of my hard work. TUT has taught me to persevere and go after my dreams.  I am very thankful to my family for allowing me the opportunity to come study here”.

Prince Ludumo highlighted the important role graduates should play in TUT’s student advancement programs. “Alumni could contribute to TUT through motivational talks and support to current students,” he added.  

He commended his lecturers for their support and guidance, as well his fellow students for the role they played on his road to success. “They have supported me academically and emotionally throughout my studies. Above all, I thank God for everything and my sponsor for paying my fees.”

I see a future for myself

Thabelo Muedi (25) who graduated with a B-Tech in Language Practice.
Another highlight of the recent graduation ceremonies at the Soshanguve Campus is blind student Thabelo Muedi (25) who graduated with a B-Tech in Language Practice, on 5 April 2019.

Thabelo said it was a challenging journey; “In life, blind people face many challenges. Rainy weather made it particularly difficult to attend classes because it gets really confusing and testing to concentrate on the road.”

He added that lecturers are often not equipped to deal with blind students.  “If you are the only blind student in class you could experience difficulties. To make my learning process easier, I started to introduce myself to lecturers who didn’t know that I was blind and explain to them that they need to send my study material to the disability unit so they can convert it to braille. I am thankful for the support they gave me and the love I received from the University,” he said.

“I was not born blind but I had to adjust to the changes in my life. Now I have something strong to fall back on, which is my education that no one can take away from me,” he said. He added that the next step is to obtain his PHD in Language Practice.

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