A high powered delegation travelled to the Kingdom of Swaziland to promote Solusi and recruit new students among the Swazi people.
The Vice Chancellor of Solusi University Professor Joel Musvosvi, the Dean of students Dr. Christopher N. Thebe and the Assistant Registrar for Admissions Ps. Amos Ndlovu embarked on a month long visit to Swaziland from the 4th of April to the 7th of May 2017, where they had been invited for Educational Expositions, whose aim was to rekindle the relationship between Solusi University and Swaziland.
These Expos allowed an interactive prospect for Solusi which Dr. Thebe seized with both hands as he conversed with high school students who showed intention of joining the university once they matriculate. The total of attendants at these expos was 870 students and 33 teachers and notably, the expos took place at U` Tech College and the Institution of Development Management.
Prof. Joel Musvosvi took time to narrate the history of the relationship of Solusi and the Swazi people.
“Swaziland is amongst many African countries which has had students flocking to the ‘mother of all Seventh-day Adventist Universities’ in Africa and also during the expos it was brought to our attention that Swaziland is home to about 600 Solusi Alumni students, with the majority of them being in the teaching profession”, said Prof. Joel Musvosvi.
Dr. C. Thebe acknowledged that the visit to Swaziland afforded him an opportunity to interact with other African Universities who were participants at the Swaziland expo. These included universities from Zambia, South Africa and Namibia.
“The interaction with these respective countries was an opportunity to harness linkages for recruitment purposes.”
The Solusi delegation, with the help of Swaziland Conference Education Director Mr Sipho Shiba, went on to meet the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Partric Muir. The sole purpose of the visit was to conscientize the Swaziland government of the existence of Solusi, the programs offered and the need to recruit students from Swaziland. Mr Muir directed them to meet the Swaziland Director of Education Dr. Dlamini who praised Solusi for producing exceptional graduates who are doing exceptionally well in the country, notably those from the Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty. The Swaziland Director of Education further applauded Solusi for producing skilled teachers who are said to be taking education to a different level.
“The education system in this country is on another level, because of these hardworking and devoted teachers produced by Solusi”.
From such positive comments about Solusi, the Vice Chancellor was convinced that the University in coming years would be getting more students from Swaziland.
The Swaziland visit showed positive results with students showing interest in studying at Solusi as they filled in pre-admission forms which gave them provisional acceptance into the university.