Message from the vice-chancellor, Prof Dan Kgwadi, to all new and returning students

13 January 2020

Dear NWU Student

Let me first of all congratulate the matric class of 2019 with excellent results. We look forward to welcoming those of you whose applications to the North-West University (NWU) were successful. I wish you and all our returning students a fruitful academic year.
The NWU has come a long way towards making all its campuses a home away from home for all our students. We continue to be guided by our dream to be an internationally recognised university in Africa, distinguished for engaged scholarship, social responsiveness and an ethic of care.
We promise our students and their parents excellent, quality education and safety on our campuses, including in the residences. With the support of the Council and the Department of Higher Education and Training, we have committed ourselves to ensuring that we deliver on our promise.
I need to emphasise that we will not allow any practices and subcultures that will hinder our progress towards becoming a caring institution that demonstrates respect for human rights. We will also not allow the good reputation of the university and the positive contribution by our students, staff and alumni across our campuses to be tarnished.

Let us all build on the successes of 2019 and ensure that in 2020 the NWU reaches even greater heights in all its endeavours. Together we can continue to be a dynamic, values-driven and excellent institution.

Prof Dan Kgwadi