All indications are that the recent national Student Entrepreneurship Week – as coordinated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) – was a great success. At the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark, students from all disciplines took part in an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
The North-West University (NWU) is known for the way in which it unlocks the future for students, and by doing so enabling them to make their dreams come true. During the recent national Student Entrepreneurship Week – or #SEW2017 – this empowering spirit paved the way for the composition of the first-ever youth chamber of commerce in Vanderbijlpark.
The Black Lawyers Association recently treated law students of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijpark to an evening filled with golden rules and tricks of the trade about life in the courtroom.
Starting out on your journey as a university student is an adjustment. Although it is a time filled with excitement, it is a stressful process for everyone – more so for a disabled student. Think about it: apart from missing home, making new friends, finding your place in the residence and memorising your class timetable – to mention but a few challenges, disabled students will experience the same worries and more.
Every student knows the frustration of having to deal with lost or misplaced items. Think about the example of leaving your keys in the computer room and only realising it when you stand in front of your car. Thanks to the innovative thinking and programming skills of Phumudzo Muvhango, retracing your steps and finding your misplaced keys have just become a lot easier.
South Africa is experiencing an exponential crisis in terms of mathematics and science education. For the third year in a row the country has finished last in the World Economic Forum’s mathematics and science education quality rankings. In effect this means that SA’s performance in mathematics and sciences is lower than that of Nigeria, Mozambique, and Malawi.