Motlanthe inaugurated as varsity’s chancellor

2010-03-09 14:48

A nation’s success largely relies on competent tertiary education

institutions, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said today.


“Any nation is largely reliant upon how effective its tertiary

education institutions are in producing a skilled, professional, creative and

innovative labour force and society in general,” Motlanthe said at his

inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Venda.


Motlanthe replaces Cyril Ramaphosa who held the post for two

terms.


Referring to the university’s role, Motlanthe said, in a speech

prepared for delivery, the institution would have to reflect on and be driven by

growth and development imperatives.


“As one people with an indivisible future and common destiny, we

have a duty to build institutions, whether state, civic or educational, which

must, necessarily, reflect this intricate reality.”


Motlanthe said universities, such as the University of Venda,

should contribute to the government’s programme of action and must respond to

challenges of producing graduates both responsive and sensitive to the country’s

needs.


“Universities therefore serve as critical catalyst in propelling

nations to levels of irreversible development.”


He said he was encouraged by the growing number of students seeking

education at the University of Venda, which had risen to some 11 000.

 

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