There has been a special hush over all of our campuses this week, as we move towards the halfway point in our mid-year examinations. Our students have been doing their best to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired during the semester – and our academic staff is rising to the busy task of assessment. By tomorrow, a total of 77 980 exam papers will have been written with 68 000 still to be completed before 13th June.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Executive Leadership Group presented their 2016 Annual Reports. In each Faculty and professional and support area much progress was made to advance the strategic goals of the University. I remain immensely impressed by the enormous strides made by the University during the course of the 2016 academic year, despite the year’s many challenges and upheavals. I am grateful for the deep commitment and pride shown by all our academics and support staff in driving towards a common vision and purpose of ensuring UJ remains at the forefront of the global knowledge enterprise, produces graduates that are locally responsive and globally competitive, and to achieve this in an environment that is deeply caring and service oriented. I thank you all.