Woman outnumber men at graduation ceremonies at University of KZN

Woman outnumber men at graduation ceremonies at University of KZN

- Women make up the majority of graduates at this year’s graduation ceremony at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

- The percentage of female graduates will be 62% and is consistently high at the university

- Females also make up 64% of the cum laude graduates

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal will be hosting 22 graduation ceremonies over the course of a week.

In total, degrees will be awarded to 5 510 undergraduate and 4 170 postgraduate students.

The majority of those are women.

Females make up the bulk of graduates, with 62%, and 65% of the cum laude graduates are females as well.

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SowetanLIVE reported that 787 master's and 276 doctoral graduates will be honoured as well.

UKZN representative, Normah Zondo, revealed that women make up 71% of the summa cum laude graduates.

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77 graduates with disabilities will be celebrated during the ceremonies.

Honorary doctorates will be awarded to Willie Bester, Dr Judy Dlamini and Protas Madlala.

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Madlala is a well-known anti-apartheid activist and Bester a popular resistance artist.

Dr Dlamini is the chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand and founder of the Mbekani Group.

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