NWU Vaal applauds best BSc IT student for 2014

Annette Willemse -- Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:43

NWU Vaal applauds best BSc IT student for 2014

Remember the name Dirk George Uys, because you are sure to hear it again in the near future. If not for his professional accomplishments within the field of information technology, then for his talent for playing the church organ. The North-West University's (NWU's) Vaal Triangle Campus recently applauded Dirk, a BSc Honours student, for being the 2014 Top BSc IT student.

Campus Registrar, Mrs Elbie Steyn and the Campus Rector, Prof Thanyani Mariba Prof Thanyani Mariba and Mr Dirk George Uys

Dirk grew up in Vereeniging and attended the Three Rivers Primary School. In 2011 he matriculated from the Vereeniging High School and passed the National Senior Certificate Examiniation with three distinctions to his name.

In 2012 he registered at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West Unversity (NWU Vaal) for a BSc degree in Information Technology. During all three years of study he received the Faculty of Economic Sciences and IT’s award for Best Performer in the study year. He passed 26 of the 29 modules of the degree with distinction and maintained an average of 86.46% throughout his studies.

As a result of his outstanding academic performance he is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He is currently registered for an Honours BSc in Computer Science and Information Systems. 

In his part-time he is training towards a Diploma in Church Organ Music.  He has completed two of the six examinations.  He is also a member of the Delta community choir.