Class of 2017 stand proud at graduation

"Hard work pays off!" These were the words spoken by the deputy chairperson of Maluti Tvet college, Dr Pakiso Dondi, during the graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
The ceremony was held at the Phuthaditjhaba Multipurpose Community Hall in Qwaqwa.
Dondi told Dumelang News that the qualifications offered by the Tvet Colleges are accredited.
He said they are not doing theory only, but they also ensure that students are exposed to practical work.
"This helps them to gain a lot of skills needed in the real world of work," he explained. He said many companies show an interest in the college's qualified students.
He slammed claims that studying at Tvet colleges were a waste of time.
"Many people use to say universities are far better than us, and that's not true at all," said Dondi.
He added that the Tvets college students are give a great opportunity to create jobs for themselves.
"With the skills they are offered while they are still studying, they are in position to create jobs for themselves rather than begging for it," he said.
He said mass production of courses saw many students led down the road of  unemployment.
The Tvet's communications and marketing officer, Makhala Moloi-Labase, said that she was happy that lot of students were taking their studies seriously.
An electrical engineering graduate, Mahlomola Nakedi (24), was very excited to have made it to graduation.
He was to be the first person to graduate in his family.  He thanked his father for the support he always give him, especially since the passing of his mother.
He also encouraged other young people to pursue their studies and invest their time and energy into their future.

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