If you’ve got IT flaunt IT
On the 17th of May 2019 our class of 2018 adorned themselves with caps, gowns and Cheshire cat smiles to receive their qualifications. All their hard work paid off and this was a day of celebration and pride, not only for the students and their families, but for Belgium Campus as a whole. Prof Thinus Kritzinger, IT Faculty Administrative Dean, referred to the day as “One of the happiest days for us as a campus every year.”
The graduation ceremony took place at NG Kerk Wonderpark and there were a total of 112 graduates this year. 70 graduating with Bachelor of Computing Degrees, 23 graduating with Diplomas in Information Technology and 19 graduating with Bachelor of Information Technology Degrees. Of these 112 students, 31 students graduated cum laude, 8 graduated magna cum laude and 2 graduated summa cum laude, it was a brilliant year for Belgium Campus!
We are also elated that this year, for the first time, we had the privilege of having two deaf students graduate. Admar Jacques Claassen and Ivan Tshepo Mohale both graduated with Diplomas in Information Technology. We hope they are the first of many.
This year’s valedictorian, graduating with a Bachelor of Computing Degree, was Brennan Buitendag who achieved an outstanding 85.6% overall average. He took to the stage with grace and poise to share what this degree meant to him, “It feels like only yesterday I came onto campus knowing almost nothing about anything, let alone IT. Standing here wearing this robe looking out over all of you, it feels, unreal.” He is currently working at IoT.nxt, a company considered to be at the forefront of IoT technology. IoT.nxt has won a number awards as well as being listed in 2018, by leading technology media, as one of the top 5 companies to watch in Africa.
Belgium Campus strives to provide its students with the best so that they can go on to be the best and we cannot wait to see what this year’s graduates go on to achieve in the world. We hope that as Belgium Campus CEO Enrico Jacobs stated, “When actually looking back at this today, we see the new captains of industry tomorrow.” A big thank you to our graduates for their dedication and to the academic and supporting staff who helped make this possible.
Watch the graduation video here: Here.