Fort Hare to recognize special category of Alumni

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On Saturday 17th  the University of Fort Hare will host a Special Alumni and Convocation ceremony in honor of those who could not complete their studies owing to their expulsion not on academic grounds but their participation in a fight against oppressive administration at Fort Hare and apartheid system in its totality.

This has been organised to coincide with the university’s Centenary Celebrations and is, as such, the first of this kind of ceremony. There will be two rounds of  recognition, one on the 17TH  and another next year as part of the normal May graduation to accommodate those that have missed the cut-off date for this year.

  “The university recognises the role played by these valiant sons and daughters of Africa, and their compatriots whose lives were sacrificed for us to be where we are today, and the difference they have made in the lives of others. Keep on hoisting the banner of your alma mater high, wherever you may be”, said Nomawabo Mntambo, Alumni Relations Manager.

Preceding the special session, the President of Alumni and Convocation Association, Mr Max Makhubalo will be convening the association’s general meeting.