Graduates from across Africa to receive postgraduate qualifications at UFS Winter Graduation


Almost 500 doctorates and master’s degrees will be awarded to Kovsie graduates emanating from across the continent at the University of the Free State’s winter graduation. The degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies taking place at 9:30 and 14:30 respectively.

The day will celebrate the achievements of a diverse group of graduates who not only originate from many of SA’s provinces, but from far across our borders as well. Graduates from countries such as Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Nigeria are part of this elite group.

Eventhough Ndlovu, a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Zimbabwe, is among those to receive a doctorate. His thesis is on mother-tongue teaching in the official minority languages of Zimbabwe.

Jacob Nyende, a lecturer at the University of Kampala in Uganda, will also receive a doctorate. In his thesis he examines climate variability and changes on water resources in Eastern Uganda.

The university will be conferring qualifications on Wednesday 26 June 2013 as well. On this day, the School of Open Learning will allocate 320 diplomas and certificates.

The complete programme for the different ceremonies is:
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Time: 14: 30Venue: Callie Human Centre
The School of Open Learning will confer 320 diplomas and certificates

Thursday 27 June 2013
Time: 09:30
Venue: Callie Human Centre
The Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences, Education, The Humanities, Law, Theology and Health Sciences confer 221 master’s degrees and 37 doctorates

Thursday 27 June 2013
Time: 14:30
Venue: Callie Human Centre
The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences confers 193 master’s degrees and 26 doctorates