Being of help to other fellow students has become second nature for Mthatha Campus PALL’s (Peer Assisted Learner Learning), as was made visibly clear at their end year function held recently.


The event, which took place at the Nelson Mandela Drive A.C Jordan hall, was packed with above 120 PALL’s dressed for the occasion.  With a range of highlights, the event had the handing out of certificates, followed by Ibika Campus PALL Coordinator Sandiso Mbongo addressing students with an honest motivational piece, a performance by upcoming resident Hip-Hop duo Duballac, performing their newly released single titled ‘Black Juice’.


“The PALL certificate awards were very successful. Apart from the fact that PALLs showed up in the best attires, the awarding of certificates have credence to the mood of the function. PALLs felt special being awarded certificates whose involvement {PALLs} have shown improvement in the pass rate of the university,” said Mthatha Campus PALL Coordinator Kabelo Maduna.


As certificates were given to the students for their contribution, the Environmental Sciences department, led by staffer Zendy Magayiyana, was recognised for having the highest improvement academically with the most engaged PALLs and tutors.


The gathering also had songstress Siphosethu Magasana grabbing everyone’s attention with her song closed by spoken word poet Sane Dlepu giving out food for thought.


As with all four WSU campuses, the CLTD have concluded their PALL programme for the year and are now accepting applications from eligible students for the 2018 PALL programme. With closing dates varying, students are encouraged to contact their CLTD office and enquire.


By: Simo Cele

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