Sol Plaatje University hosted its 6th Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, 1 May 2021. The virtual ceremony was streamed live across various online platforms such as KimberleyTV, YouTube, Facebook, Zoom and MS Teams. A recording of the event can be viewed here.
About 900 people logged in to watch Professor Andrew Crouch, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, preside over his first graduation ceremony at Sol Plaatje University, where qualifications were awarded to 404 graduates.
Sol Plaatje University, in its eighth year of existence, now has just over 1000 alumni. Those who graduated at this ceremony will join other Sol Plaatje University graduates who are committed individuals that respect diversity, inclusion, human rights, and social justice.
In his address, Professor Crouch remind the graduates that they have a special place in society because education is known to offer the greatest opportunity for making an impact on the lives of others. He advised them that their generation has many challenges to overcome, and that they will be expected to fully engage with issues like water delivery and climate change, and they will have to champion equity within the digital evolution of society. He counselled the graduates that they should not let their background and circumstances define their future because they have control over that. He said that they should prepare themselves for an exciting future where they could make great contributions to society.
The University Registrar, Mr Rathnum Naidoo, who was participating in his last graduation ceremony at Sol Plaatje University, then reminded the graduates that it was not where they started in life, but where they ended that mattered.
The President of the SRC, Mr Olebogeng Mokwene and the President of the newly formed Convocation, Mr Thabo Moshe also conveyed congratulatory messages to the graduates during the ceremony.
Sol Plaatje University congratulates its newest graduates on their achievements and looks forward to them joining the family of SPU Alumni.