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CSET’s students start 2010 with great enthusiasm


Dr TND Sidzumo-Mazibuko gives her response


From left: Thulani Nkosi (BsC Computer Science), Watson Kamanga (BsC Computer Science), Brizo Manyediwa (Chemical Engineering), Segametsi Songwane (Chemical Engineering), Nhlanhla Mabaso (Chemical Engineering) & Janet Banda (Civil Engineering).

 

During the January 2010 registration period at Unisa's Sunnyside campus, the Science, Engineering and Technology Student Association (SETSA) reached out to current and new students entering the challenging year of 2010.

The aim of this initiative was to help students with registration queries, give them more information on the qualifications offered at CSET, and introduce SETSA and its activities. While SETSA was only launched on 11 May 2009, the students are committed to assisting students with their challenges, including support with strategies they can use to ensure that they obtain their degrees or diplomas in record time.

Segametsi Songwane, SETSA chairperson, said:  "SETSA’s vision is to develop world-class student leaders in science, engineering and technology through activities that address students’ needs and the interests." Segametsi, who is a second-year Chemical Engineering student, emphasised SETSA’s commitment to providing immediate and quality responses to students’ needs, and developing them through the implementation of creative programmes. SETSA holds an annual CSET Students’ Indaba and this is just one of the several initiatives they have put in place since their launch. The 2010 CSET Students Indaba will be held on 16 March.

According to Prof Setati, Executive Dean of CSET: "It is crucial for students to belong to an association such as SETSA that focuses on ensuring their success. SETSA has representation on all the critical committees in the College and they consistently challenge us to think about the students first. We appreciate their work because through them we can understand the needs of our students."