The First ECP Awards Gala
The University of Fort Hare Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECP) held its first-ever awards to honour the top-performing students in the programme. Previously referred to as the Foundation Programme, the ECP aims to lay a firm foundation for students who have the potential to succeed in our degree programmes but do not fully meet all faculty requirements for said qualifications. Instead of taking regulation time to complete their respective degrees, the students’ curriculum is extended by a year. The inaugural Academic Achievement Awards (AAA) were held at a beautifully decorated venue at the Regent Hotel on 27 September. The top three performing students from the class of 2018, that received awards on the day, were selected based on merit in each of the qualifications. The vice-chancellor, Professor Sakhela Buhlungu said the awards was validation that the university was becoming a “university of the future” – a university of high achievers.