Your past academic year leading up to this celebration of your achievements has been unprecedented in its challenges, as you all know only too well.
Foremost in everyone’s lives amid your academic priorities has been the Covid-19 pandemic that swept across the globe and is ominously still here with us today – as it will be for the significant future. It is in the interests of safety – yours, ours, and our respective loved ones, and in observing the stipulated health protocols, that our graduations are again being held in the virtual space.
It is a special honour, given what you have had to endure to be here today, to share with you details of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s virtual graduation ceremony for the first class of 2021.
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku will officially confer degrees on all graduands who have succeeded in meeting all their academic requirements, including those students who will receive their qualifications posthumously.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellors will address our graduands and the Deans will convey their personal congratulatory messages to our graduands.
The ceremony will be live-streamed on the UKZN Graduation webpage: https://virtualgraduation.ukzn.ac.za. Our graduands and members of the University Community will also be able to join the ceremony via this link.
This is a very special day in the lives of our graduands, and you will without doubt be taking celebratory videos and photos. We encourage you to add to the festive spirit of the wonderful occasion by sharing these memorable moments on our hashtag: #UKZNspringGrad2020.
The University’s annual graduation ceremonies are at the heart of the academic calendar. We therefore also urge members of the university community in general to actively participate in our social media platforms to celebrate with our graduands. We value your support in making this virtual event a success.
Please celebrate responsibly and adhere to COVID-19 lockdown regulations for physical distancing, wearing of mask and health-related measures.
Stay safe and take care. Thank you.
Executive Director: Corporate Relations (Acting)