A host of problem solvers, defenders of the truth and advocates for justice were amongst those who were graduating from the Tshwane North TVET College (TNC) on Friday 17 September 2021.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the graduation ceremony was held virtually where hundreds of students were graduating.
The college Principal Thembi Tsibogo described the moment as a moment of success. “We are very happy as the management of TNC today, whenever we celebrate a graduation that’s when we celebrate our success and ensure that there was value for money in terms of the investments in the education of our students,” said Tsibogo.
Speaking to Gauteng News, Tsibogo said the students will now have to use the tools that they have been given to open closed doors out there.
“As our students graduates today, it is not the end of the road they should also explore other opportunities that are available to them because we are now moving into a digital economy due to the pandemic,” she said.
As a guest speaker while addressing the graduates Skeem Saam actress Mogau Motlhatswi (A.K.A Mapitsi) urged the graduates to follow their dreams. “ It doesn’t matter where you start, it doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as when you put your mind to something then you follow it,” said Motlhatswi.
“The reason we are here today it is because you had the courage to start something and finally finish it. I think some of you would agree that the only reason you were able to get to this point was because you put your dreams first,”
She urged the graduates to believe in their dreams as that is all which the world will require of them out there.
“I urge you to keep pushing and working hard on your dreams because you are going to have competition and will be forced to make a lot of sacrifices,” she concluded.