On Wednesday, 19 August 2020, the University of Venda’s Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter together with Black Management Forum Student Chapter, Legal Ambassadors Scheme and Stop the Spot Youth Organisation collaborated through a community outreach programme that took place at Edison Nesengani Secondary. 

After realizing the impact and effect of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic on the disruption of the academic activities of both secondary and tertiary institutions, considering the consequences of the COVID-19 national lockdown on the said institution and implementing programmes of action, the organisation society of the University of Venda (UNIVEN) decided to implement a school outreach programme to help matric learners with the common matric motivational talks and assist learners with 2021 tertiary and bursary applications. 

In mitigating the risks of being in an unlawful gathering, the team and school used an open space assembly area where learners assembled in observance of the social distancing measures. The motivation was about types of study methods, goal setting other general academic and life aspects. 

The second part was the application procedures, where students used their personal computers and data bundles to carry out the application procedures for leaners. On overage over 70% of learners were assisted successfully with their tertiary applications. 

Some of the reasons why 30% of learners was not assisted were that, some institutions allow applications only if learners have paid application fee, which the learners had not done prior to this day; some of the learners did not have supporting documents and poor network coverage. 

UNIVEN students who assisted learners with tertiary applications for admissions

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 
Tel: (015) 962 8525 
Date: 25 August 2020 

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