From security guard to academic: A Mamelodi man's incredible journey

From security guard to academic: A Mamelodi man's incredible journey

- Jonathan was a security guard for years

- He enrolled at UNISA to study information science

- He is now a supervisor at UNISA's archives department

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For many years, Jonathan Mukwevho worked as a security guard — until he decided he could do better in his life.

With support from friends and family, he enrolled at the University of South Africa (UNISA) for a degree in Information Science, Briefly.co.za learned.

Jonathan also received tremendous support from his mentor, Professor Mpho Ngoepe, who gave him valuable advice regarding possible career choices.

Jonathan Mukwevho and his mentor Professor Mpho Ngoepe. Source: rekordeast.co.za

Jonathan Mukwevho and his mentor Professor Mpho Ngoepe. Source: rekordeast.co.za

Ngoepe advised Jonathan to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the field of archives and records management.

Speaking to rekordeast.co.za, Jonathan said:

He also encouraged me to register for a master’s degree in the same field, as there was little research done in South Africa in that area. May the Almighty God bless him and his family for many more years to come.

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He also credited his family for their support, as he had to balance full-time work, his studies, and being a family man.

Jonathan is now proud to be a supervisor at UNISA's archives department. His mentor, Professor Ngoepe, hopes he would study further to obtain a PhD degree:

I hope he will register for a doctoral degree, even if it isn’t with Unisa or me. Mukwevho is living proof [that] it doesn’t matter where you come from but it matters where you are going.

READ ALSO: Conny Mukwevho started out as a clerk and now owns her own accounting firm

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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