UCT getting stronger and stronger, says Ndebele

14 December 2007 | Story by Newsroom

Presentation: Joan Rapp presents changes in the libraries during the AGM of Convocation and that of the Alumni Association.

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, said UCT continues to be a stable institution showing steady growth, and expects the government to pump more funds into the higher education sector.

Outlining his report during his last annual general meeting of the Convocation and that of the Alumni Association at the Faculty of Law on 13 December, Ndebele said he was confident that he would hand over a “stable ship” to the new Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, in July 2008.

“By that I don't mean there was an absence of problems, but we confronted them squarely, ” he told the young and the old graduates.

Ndebele attributed UCT's success to the strong leadership of and guidance from the university Council, the Senate and the excellence of staff.

He mentioned UCT's top-200 rating in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement, the steady increase of PhD students graduating and the well-managed budget as cases in point.

At the same event, people were invited to nominate members to serve on the university Council, the management committee of the Alumni Association was elected and Joan Rapp, executive director of libraries, gave an address about the changes in the libraries.

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