University of KwaZulu- Natal (UKZN)
At 34 years old, Prof. Thabo Msibi has been appointed Dean and Head of School of Education at UKZN. This makes him the youngest dean of a tertiary institution in South Africa. According to East Coast Radio’s website, Msibi obtained an honours degree in Education at UKZN before qualifying for a Master of Education degree from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
The radio station adds that Msibi believes that one’s matric results do not determine success in life. “In many ways, it is about a test whether someone can regurgitate information and what level they can do so,” he said. Msibi added that it often does not breed critical thinking – an important tool to have as an adult.
Compiled by Ntombi Mkandhla