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Coastal KZN TVET College hosts the Class of 2019 to 2021 Graduation Ceremony

According to anthropologist Arnold van Gennep in 1909 a graduation ceremony is a cultural tradition termed “rite of passage” it is a ritual or ceremony that marks one stage of a person’s life to another.

As of August 10 to 12 August 2022 Coastal KZN TVET College gave ‘rite of passage’ in celebration for students to publically graduate after three years since the College last graduation ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Amanzimtoti Civic Centre where more than 1200 students attended with their families to celebrate the results of many years of hard work. This was the largest graduating class in the College’s history.

Proceedings were done by the college management, the event was a success, proud faces of relatives and students could not be dimmed, and it was definitely their time to shine after hard work and perseverance.

As Coastal KZN TVET College we are also proud and certain that the culmination of your hard work will not go unnoticed.
At each of the ceremonies the graduates heard inspirational and guiding remarks from our five guest speakers:

  • Professor Mtapuri a professor in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies at Howard College, University of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Professor Simon Bheki Khoza is a Distinguished Teacher and Associate Professor of Education and Curriculum Studies with Educational Technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also coordinates different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, teaches and supervises postgraduate research in Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology.
  • Professor Peter Goss is confirmed as Professor of Practice in Corporate Governance, Forensic Auditing and Fraud Prevention at the University of Johannesburg.
  • Mr Marius Calitz is an Acting Head of Department for Student Support Services and Employee Assistant Programme of Coastal KZN TVET College.
  • Mr Sibusiso Magwaza is a Coastal KZN TVET College Umlazi-V Campus Manager and Interim Assistant Director Quality Assurance.

Each keynote address brought graduates message of insight, inspiration and emphasised on the importance of having sustained integrity as they move forward, this journey is just the beginning of unlearning old habits and learning new habits that can only push you forward. We can never really remain the same after this step; it is time to be more upright so no one ever doubts that you once wore a graduation gown.

A big thank you to Mr Zamokwakhe Zungu (Soloist) who is also a former Coastal College student for serenading the guests with his musical talent of Opera music, we have no doubt that his talent will take him places.

It was an absolute honour to host our students and we look forward to hosting many more graduation ceremonies.




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