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First Walter Sisulu University Conversations event to be hosted in Mthatha

Apr 23, 2017
First Walter Sisulu University Conversations event to be hosted in Mthatha

Update: Please be advised that the WSU CONVERSATIONS event that was scheduled to happen tomorrow afternoon 25 May 2017 at 15h00, has been postponed to a date to be announced, because of the unavailability of the key participants on the panel due to unforseen circumstances.


Walter Sisulu University will launch the first of a series of WSU Conversations - an internal platform for students to interact with management and staff to discuss educational issues sharing valuable information.

On Tuesday 25 April 2017, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mahlomaholo, will host a panel of experienced academics and management at Mthatha, who will be having these conversations between management and students, on a topic "Decolonised and De-commoditized University Education - What does this mean for WSU?"

”Education is undeniably essential for every person. It creates a positive effect on human life as every South African has a right to information and education.

"Only with the advent of such discussions can our students expand their knowledge capacity over and above what the university has in store for them, therefore these Conversations are an appropriate platform for the whole WSU community to share their views openly without prejudice” said Tukwayo.

The WSU Conversations will take place in all campuses at different times, tackling various topics.

The development of any educational institution depends vastly on the relationship built among its stakeholders and the standard of education, where quality assurance prevails.

This initiative is a step in the direction to create an informal space for students, academics and management, to share equal opportunities in voicing their opinions, views and intellectual thinking, thereby fulfilling the WSU vision.