Another Record Graduation

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In early March, Mukhanyo was able to hold its annual graduation ceremony. Once again it was a very successful event, even in light of the COVID restrictions.

Altogether 104 students graduated countrywide, a Mukhanyo record, and about 75 were able to come in person to receive their certificates at Mukhanyo’s campus in KwaMhlanga. Students were asked not to bring any family along in the light of the COVID regulations. Even so, it was possible to accommodate outside those who did bring some along.

The ceremony this year had four significant firsts:

  • The first student graduated in Mukhanyo’s own BTh Honours programme.
  • For the first time, BTh students from both the Johannesburg Campus and the Pretoria Centre graduated.
  • Also for the first time, there were a number of students who graduated in both new Higher Certificate programmes.
  • And, finally, for the first time, the number of graduates was over a hundred – 104 to be precise, as compared with 91 in 2019.

​Dr Japie Malan, Academic Dean, gave the graduation address from 2 Corinthians 4:1-7. He emphasised the “treasure” of the qualification which students had now achieved: “For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.’” The “treasure” of the students’ qualification of “to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” One is not allowed to use the qualification for any other purpose such as to serve oneself.

Visit www.mukhanyo.ac.za/graduation2020.html to watch a full-length video of the graduation.


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