Prof Boitumelo Molebogeng Diale: A message from the UJ Convocation President.
UJ GOES VIRTUAL for 2020 graduations
Close to 10 000 undergraduate diplomas or degrees and almost 3 000 postgraduate degrees, including 669 master’s and 133 doctoral degrees, were virtually awarded by the University’s Vice- Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala. Owing to restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University had to suspend and postpone its autumn and winter series of graduations, which would have comprised more than 60 graduation ceremonies from 16 March to 13 May.
Speaking ahead of the virtual graduation session, Prof Marwala noted that a graduation ceremony is such a momentous occasion in a student’s life. “We trust this virtual ceremony will afford graduates, family, and friends to experience some elements of a graduation ceremony. The University is also planning an in-person celebration at a later stage, provided government restrictions are lifted on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.” These qualifications indicate a personal triumph for each
THE UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG (UJ)
HELD ITS FIRST VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY ON 13 MAY 2020, WHERE ITS 13 000 GRADUATES HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DON
GRADUATION ATTIRE IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOMES.
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