Trio an inspiration

2016-06-22 06:00
THE trio who is furthering their part-time studies at the Central University of Technology (CUT). From the left are Diphoko Senokoane, Morethebe Modutwane and Kgosi Mothibatsela. Photo: Supplied

THE trio who is furthering their part-time studies at the Central University of Technology (CUT). From the left are Diphoko Senokoane, Morethebe Modutwane and Kgosi Mothibatsela. Photo: Supplied

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DIPHOKO SENOKOANE, Morethebe Modutwane and Kgosi Mothibatsela are living proof that it is possible to master the art of a balanced life X study, work full-time and look after family responsibilities.

The three men are proud graduates of a diploma in Public Management.

They were among the scores of students of the Faculty of Management Sciences of the Central University of Technology (CUT).

The trio received their qualification during the institution’s graduation ceremony earlier this year.

They completed the course in record time though studying part time.

Inspired by their individual achievements, they have also registered for a B Tech in Public Management for the current academic year and intend to study towards their master’s degrees.

The men are thankful to CUT’s management who allowed them to study and are also grateful for the support of the dean, their lecturers, as well as their employers.

Although they have the same ambition as friends, they work at different entities.

Senokoane is employed at the Free State Legislature, Mothibatsela at the police and Modutwane works at FNB.

“It is so inspiring that at our age we managed to complete the course in record time against all odds. We are family men, have wives and children to look after and have had to attend classes after hours. It is my hope that this serves as a motivation to children, colleagues and friends,” said Senokoane.

“This is a clear testimony that education is a life-time process.

“We must all adopt an attitude of becoming life-long learners,” he said. Senokoane said they drew courage to study from the inspiring words of the late former President Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”.

“We must also remember the old saying that age is no limit if the will is there. The importance of education cannot be over-emphasised. Our children and youth must make education their number-one priority. Attend and complete school and obtain tertiary qualifications,” said Senokoane.

In their efforts to help make a positive difference in society, they have identified community development projects to promote participation in democracy and help people from less-fortunate backgrounds.

Modutwane is already involved in a project to supply school shoes to needy school children in Bolokanang, Petrusburg.

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