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Mr Justice Lebopa (in Blue T-shirt) with teachers and learners from Diphale Secondary School at the University’s practical pig stalls during their visit 

On Tuesday, 16 April 2019 Diphale Secondary school from Sekhukhune District travelled more than 250 kilometers to the University of Venda (Univen) in Thohoyandou to make sure that 44 Grade 12 learners fully understand available career choices in order to avoid making mistakes during application processes. 

Diphale Secondary School’s Acting Principal who is also a Physical Science and Mathematics Teacher, Mr Jonas Pitjo said it was a daily song sung by his grade 12 learners that there is a need to visit the Univen to learn more about the admission requirements and bursaries available. Mr Pitjo didn’t hesitate to start arrangements with Univen for his learners to visit the University. 

The Assistant Schools Liaison Officer, Mr Justice Lebopa explained to learners and teachers the admission requirements, bursary applications process and general life guidance for one to be successful. The presentation took place at the Univen Innovative Growth Company (UIGC) Seminar room. 

Above: Learners and educators from Diphale Secondary School going through Univen Prospectus during the career guidance session at the Univen’s UIGC Seminar room 

Above: Learners and teachers at the School of Agriculture 

Learners led by the educator, Mr Albert Talane being orientated at the School of Agriculture. 

Agricultural Science educator, Mr Albert Talane was very happy to visit Univen, especially the School of Agriculture because his learners were able to witness some of the aspects practically. He said the aspects include plants, various animals which mostly learners come across theoretically in class. “This trip is very important because it will help my learners to perform during exam. It will motivate them to work hard if they are serious about studying at tertiary institutions”, he said. 

Learners were also impressed by the practical work performed by students in the School of Agriculture. They expressed that this shows that there is proper training in the agricultural field which encouraged them to consider studying at Univen. 

Learners and Teachers also visited the University’s student residences. 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 

Tel: (015) 962 8525 

Date: 24 April 2019 

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