Prof Zinn - first female speaker at UHPPTA gala

2017-09-28 06:00
: Professor Denise Zinn Photo: media24

: Professor Denise Zinn Photo: media24

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Nelson Mandela University’s Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching, Professor Denise Zinn is UHPPTA’s (Uitenhage High Past Pupils & Teachers Association) sixth guest speaker at its annual gala event.

Prof. Zinn will be the first female to grace an UHPPTA gala evening as guest speaker.

This phenomenal lady has been the executive dean at both Fort Hare and Nelson Mandela universities. She was involved in curriculum review, design and renewal, as well as the building of a transformative institutional culture in these environments. Her initial degrees were obtained at UCT where after she taught English, Mathematics and Science at Chapman and St. Thomas. She read for her Masters and Doctorate degrees at Harvard university.

Her recent publications are on humanizing pedagogy and social justice and diversity in education.

UHPPTA will once again be awarding bursaries to deserving learners from Uitenhage High School. In 2012 we awarded 4 bursaries to academically deserving learners to assist them with registering at a university. This venture has grown to such an extent that UHPPTA was able to assist 33 learners from the class of 2016 in 2017. To date they have granted bursaries in excess of R400 000.

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