- A brilliant student shared his academic achievement via social media
- The young man obtained his PhD amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown
- Although he was robbed of a formal graduation with family and friends, South Africans helped him celebrate via Twitter
A young man may have missed out on celebrating with family and friends, but thousands of South Africans showed him lots of love.
Floyd Vukosi Khosa took to Twitter to share details of his bittersweet moment.
The talented academic recently bagged his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Obtaining a PhD in mathematical statistics is no mean feat, but to complete it amidst the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown is truly special.
The downside is that he missed out on the formal graduation ceremony with all the festivities.
However, after sharing the news via his Twitter handle Floyd Vukosi Khosa, PhD (@Vukosikhosa1), Briefly.co.za noted that nearly 15 000 South Africans reacted positively to his post.
The popular tweet can be viewed below.
Briefly.co.za gauged the responses and shared some of them here.
Mosiuoar (@Mosiuoar1) said,
"Indeed Covid-19 may have robbed you this opportunity to celebrate your hard work however, we are glad to tell you that we will forever recognize you as our Doctor Tatana Khosa, with or without graduation ceremony. Congratulations to you, Xikwembu ximi katekise."
Jabu Nicholas Jiyana (@nichoJJ03) added,
"Congratulations Doc, you are a inspiration to many."
Elizabeth (@eliz2000) said,
"Congratulations!!! Inspired. I am busy with mine. And I won't allow anything steal my red gown moment. Even if I have to attend ceremony a year later... I will walk that red walk. Nje."
Students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have been celebrating their graduation days and social media has been buzzing with some lovely posts.
Briefly.co.za scoured Twitter and came across these six graduates, who have graduated more than once.
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