You have completed your degrees and diplomas in the middle of a life-threatening pandemic that has disrupted every aspect of life. We know that it has not been easy, but you made it. Congratulations to you the second class of 2020, we are proud of all of you and the hard work that you have done to reach this day.
This has been a long journey of hard work, learning and broadening your holistic knowledge to life. You now automatically qualify for and have joined the elite ranks of a professional cohort of skilled individuals that will go out there and inspire greatness. Our nation is looking forward to your remarkable and meaningful contribution to the growth and prosperity of our country in all respects. UKZN also values your expertise and welcomes your participation in all its activities and structures to make it a better place for teaching and learning, research and community engagement.
We want to give special recognition to our graduates who will be joining the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. You are all graduating into a world that is quite different from the one you had planned for. This pandemic will shape and change your lives for some time. But when this crisis is behind us, you will also see some new opportunities to rebuild and strengthen personal connections and figure out how to live together in ways that reduce the threat of infection and future pandemics.
Use your knowledge, skills and innovative ideas in ways that improve people’s lives as you move forward.
As the world adapts to a ‘new normal’, our University community continues to inspire us through incredible stories of achievements, accomplishments, kindness, goodwill, positivity and generosity. Staying connected (Alumni Affairs) has become more critical than ever. As we look for new ways to engage with you, make sure you stay connected with the latest news from the University, as well as new developments at UKZN.
Thank you for being a part of the UKZN family. Stay healthy and safe.
We look forward to connecting with you soon!
University of KwaZulu-Natal