The Department of Student Welfare reached yet another milestone in the development of students outside the classroom when it recently conferred deserving members of the Living and Learning Community (LLC) programme student leadership awards.
The LLC programme is platform that seeks to link academic achievement with extracurricular activities by emphasising learning outside of the classroom. The programme encourages students, employees, and the community to work together in different social, recreational, academic, safety and security and personal development.
This year’s ceremony was held at the amphitheatre under strict COVID-19 protocols. Speaking at the event on May 7,2021, Director of Student Welfare, Ms Babra Pansiri described the LLC programme as a critical component for career development of students academically and socially. Ms Panasiri said it was through such extracurricular activities that students got to realise more of their potential as future leaders.
Guest speaker, Mr. Andrew Kgorane, a former LLC member stated that the link between students, employees and community created a solid foundation for students while at university in preparation for the career world.
Among notable persons who received awards were former Graduate Students Association Chairperson, Reverend Thuso Tiego and his Vice Chairperson, Ms Tweed Mooketsi. University employees, Mr Pelotshweu Mosweu, Ms Malebogo Sabuta and Pulane Koosaletse received Best Warden awards while the Directors Award went to Mr Phatshimo Molathegi and Tebatso Mbise. Mani Nesco Rantshadi was given the Un-Sung Hero Award.