VC urges new students to think in other terms

NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (NUST) Vice Chancellor, Professor Mqhele Dloldlo, has welcomed new students to the institution and urged them to advance the University brand through hard work.

Delivering his inaugural speech to first year students at NUST on Wednesday, Prof Dlodlo implored students to work towards leaving an unforgettable legacy.

“I encourage you to think in other terms and I challenge you to research on the past achievements of the University and work towards living your mark. That is your first assignment,” he said.

Prof Dlodlo assumed office early this year as the third substantive Vice Chancellor since NUST’s inception in the year 1991.

The Vice Chancellor also revealed that the institution has embarked on a period of renewal, which will see it undertaking various infrastructural projects.

“On campus, accommodation problem should be eradicated in the few years to come, and hopefully, by the time you graduate it would be a thing of the past,” said Prof Dlodlo.

He also said the University management is keen on ensuring that outstanding buildings are completed to improve the teaching and learning environment. 

Prof Dlodlo urged students to safeguard their health by avoiding unprotected sex and having multiple partners.

Apart from academic lessons, the Vice Chancellor said the University also offers extra curriculum activities to cater for the physical side of students.

“You know your God-given talents, I urge you to excel but you should be able to manage your time well without affecting your academic work,” he said.

The address was attended by the newly appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor (Innovation and Business Development), Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, the Dean of Students, Dr Sibongile Kamusoko, and the Bursar, Dr Fortune Nkomo, among others.

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