The University of Venda (UNIVEN) has already started to encourage learners to apply for 2023 academic year admission. The University Assistant Schools Liaison Officer, participated in the Vhembe West Education District Careers Exhibition which took place at Nzhelele, former Makhado College of Education campus on 31 January to 03 February 2022. 


Above photo: Learners from Gwamasenga Secondary School posing for a photo with Mr Justice Lebopa (in Striped T-Shirt) 

This Vhembe West Education District was attended by 10103 grade 12 learners from 108 schools and 20 exhibiting institutions. Through this exhibition, UNIVEN Assistant Schools Liaison Officer, Mr Justice Lebopa managed to share information about application processes, funding opportunities available and programmes on offer. 

“We have already noted that whilst it is still the beginning of the year, there are matriculants with subjects not corresponding with their career plans and learners who have not yet decided on their career choices. Therefore, we are using this time to and these Career exhibitions as eye openers of most learners”, says Mr Lebopa. 

Above photos: Matriculants from Tshipetane School Matriculants from: Vhafamadi Secondary School 

Schools that participated in the Vhembe West Exhibition were from the following circuits: Nzhelele East, Nzhelele Central, Nzhelele West, Soutpansberg East, Soutpansberg West, Soutpansberg North, Hlanganani North, Hlanganani Central and Hlanganani South, Dzondo, Lwamondo, Vhuronga 2, Sekgosese North and Elim Circuit. 

The second lap of the Vhembe East Education District will be hosted by the University of Venda from 3 to 6 May 2022. 

Career exhibitions are critical parts of the University’s recruitment strategy. They bring various Institutions of Higher Learning in one central place affording learners and teachers the opportunity to interact with representatives from various institutions. 

Attendance of exhibitions is also a means to control dissemination of authentic information to the public as all exhibiting institutions are continuously vetted on their accredited programmes by the Careers Exhibitions and Information Association (CEIA). This has alleviated challenges created by many institutions that promote programmes that are not accredited. 

Exhibitions also assist learners who have no access to online facilities, especially in the rural areas, to interact with representatives of Institutions of Higher Learning. 

Issued by: 

Department of Marketing, Branding and Communication 

University of Venda 
Tel: (015) 962 8525 / 8710 
Date: 14 February 2022