NWU and HWSETA signs a Memorandum of Understanding

Koos Degenaar -- Wed, 12/09/2015 - 09:38

NWU and HWSETA signs a Memorandum of Understanding

The Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University  (NWU) and the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for increased cooperation in teaching and learning opportunities at the campus.

HWSETA is responsible for the education, training and skills development requirements of the health, social development and veterinary sectors.  The agreement was signed by Ms Y Mbane, the chief executive of HWSETA and Prof Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, rector of the campus, on behalf of the university.   

Identified areas of cooperation include the provision of more bursaries for students and lecturers in the health and welfare-related disciplines and research collaboration on agreed areas which will be to the benefit of the health and welfare sector. The faculty will also receive support for teaching and simulation aids and for building the research capacity. 

To assist with rural development, community engagement activities and initiatives will be introduced with the aim to support rural students to excel and enter the veterinary sector. In conclusion, the curriculum and training material for qualifications covered by the HWSETA in animal health will be developed and reviewed.