The School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (MIT&G) recently met with its postgraduate students who have been selected to attend the American-African-European (AAE) Summer School Programme in Germany.

The students are: Mr Chesarae Pillay (BCom Honours Information Systems and Technology), Mr Asaad Manjoo (BCom Honours Marketing), Ms Beatrice Mnambooze (BCom Honours in Human Resources Management), Ms Rethabile Tsekedi (BCom Honours in Information Systems and Technology), Mr Clive Buxeka (Bachelor of Administration Honours), Mr Lungelo Msomi (Bachelor of Administration Honours) and Ms Chiara Portab (BCom Honours in Marketing).

They will travel to Germany’s Chemnitz University of Technology in September for the programme which promotes international collaborative scholarly work opportunities between UKZN and partnering universities.

Dean and Head of the School, Professor Henry Wissink, wished the students well and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunity by exploring research possibilities and upholding the School’s reputation as a leader in providing responsible management education.

Professor Kriben Pillay, the College Dean of Teaching and Learning, encouraged the students to write an essay on their experience from a teaching and learning perspective.

‘These exchanges make students aware of the differences in the education provided by various institutions. In the essay we want the students to share what they learned through this experience and contextualise it within their discipline. This will ensure the rest of the University community also benefits from their learning experience,’ said Pillay.

Tsekedi, who will travel abroad for the first time, said: ‘It is such an honour for us to be chosen by the School and the University to be their ambassadors. This is not only a great learning opportunity but also a chance to grow socially and culturally. I cannot wait to get to Germany.’

Mr Taahir Vajeth, Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader, is currently preparing to accompany them, and giving the students guidance on what awaits them in Germany.

Article source: UKZN