Students to be the “architects of success” – Lekota
The leader of the Congress of the People (COPE), Mr Mosiuoa Lekota, recently visited the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) and addressed the student community.
In his address Mr Lekota lamented on the importance of education and the academic culture as the foundation of future success. Accompanied by several of his part members – Mr Lekota also deliberated on several issues including the high instance of violence and crime in South Africa, the need for quality education, economic development and political stability.
The charismatic political figure congratulated the students on the “tangible spirit of Ubuntu” that is evident on the campus whilst the unique environmental setting of the campus was also complemented.
Mr Lekota referred to the student community as the “architects of change” and furthermore stated that the future of the country depends upon the dedication and insight of young men and women. “The hope of a nation rests upon your shoulders,” Mr Lekota continued and added that opportunities are abundant and that the youth should make a concerted effort to shape their future towards a positive direction. One of the issues that was highlighted was the role which graduates have to fulfil, namely to be accountable and pro-active individuals – not only within their chosen field of study or occupation but also in their communities.
The leader of the Congress of the People (COPE), Mr Mosiuoa Lekota
Published by Sipho Msolo on 14 June 2010.