On Thursday, 02 November 2018, the University of Venda held Examinations prayer to pray for students and staff before the commencement of examinations. The Examinations Prayer that was titled “Study to show thyself approved by God’ took place in the University Auditorium.

In his welcome address, Head Student Housing, Mr Lutando Charlie advised students to always strive for the best and aim high in life. He said a prayer is a powerful weapon that can defeat everything, but students also need to study and prepare themselves for the upcoming examinations. He told the audience that a prayer only cannot make them pass an examination and it should be accompanied by their preparations.

Mrs Gloria Dama, Student Counsellor shared with students the tips of how to pass their examinations. She told them that time management is very important when preparing for an examination. Mrs Dama further advised students to avoid things that will distract them such as being on the phone for a long time.

Univen SRC President, Tsundzuka Hakamela advised students to focus on what works for them when approaching the examinations. He further told them not to be pressurised by fellow students to do things that they don’t want to do. “Abide by the rules of the examinations. Do not cheat and always be on time. Leave your cell

phones at home or in your rooms every time when you go to write exam,” said President Hakamela.

When delivering the sermon to students, Pastor Simon Mavhungu of Everlasting Life Christian Assembly based his teaching on John 4:16 – “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it”. He encouraged students to always pray for all their needs and God will answer their prayers. “Just tell yourself that, if God answered other people’s prayers, He will also answer your prayers.”

Pastor Takalani Mulangaphuma of Apostolic Faith Revival Church told students to honour God in all their doings. “When God has qualified you, there is no one who can disqualify you,” she said.

Worship team performing during the examinations prayer

Students listening to pastors during the examinations prayer service

Students praying for examinations

Issued by: Department of Communications & Marketing

University of Venda

Tel: (015) 962 8525

Date: 05 November 2018