TO provide support to the learners during the tough times of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Student Recruitment at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) recently donated 5000 face masks to 12 high schools in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
In KwaZulu-Natal the department made this generous donation to five schools which are the top five feeder schools in DUT’s 2020 enrolment. These top five feeder schools that received the face masks are: JG Zuma High School at Bester area in Inanda, Velabahleke High School in Umlazi, Sinethezekile Combined School in Jozini, Sithengile Secondary School in Clermont and Sibusisiwe High School in Umbumbulu.
In the Eastern Cape the schools that have thus far received the face masks are: Gobizizwe Agricultural High School, Ngubesizwe High School, Umtata International School, Sea View Secondary, Holy Cross High School, Zamukulunga High School and Zimele High School.
The Department of Student Recruitment Manager at DUT, Alex Mdletshe said as a caring university, this gesture is to help in the fight against COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of learners and teachers against the virus.
Mdletshe added that this is DUT’s way to offer a helping hand and to provide support to the learners studying during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We also donated masks to the various schools in the Eastern Cape, during our school visits. The total number of masks donated to all schools is 5000. We hope that this will strengthen relationships with our feeder schools. Our aim is to reach as many learners as possible across South Africa and promote DUT as the university of choice. We are proud to recruit more learners to join DUT as we were recently listed as one of the top five universities in South Africa. This is part of DUT’s Envision 2030 which is improving lives and livelihoods,” said Mdletshe.
To date DUT has been at the forefront of helping the government fight the spread of COVID-19. About 6000 face shields designed and manufactured at the university’s Luban Workshop at the Ritson Campus in Durban have been donated to the KwaZulu-Natal community.