TSC Principal Advocate Joseph Chiloane has urged graduates from the Class of 2019 to be the drivers of their own destiny.
Addressing hundreds of General Studies and Engineering students and their loved ones, Adv Chiloane said he would make an exception by quoting from the Bible, given that the constitution of South Africa gave equal importance to all religions.
He proceeded to quote and paraphrase from a passage in 2 Timothy vs 7-8, which highlighted the necessity of celebrating one’s achievement.
“You’ve fought a good fight, you’ve finished the race. You perpetually burnt the midnight oil, now today you’re here to receive your crowns of success, your crowns of victory and your crowns of triumph.”
Adv Chiloane also told the young graduates that the world was much bigger than a black gown and a graduation ceremony. It was important that they made the most of the opportunities that came their way, he said.
Deputy Principal Academic Services Ms Rachel Ntsimane presented the students with their diplomas.
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Acting Deputy Principal Corporate Services Ms M Legodi issued the official acknowledgement.
“First of all, I would like to thank God for ordaining such a day,” she said. She also thanked Adv Chiloane for his good leadership of the institution for the wise words he delivered during the ceremony.
Ms Legodi also thanked TSC Council Chairperson Mr Msebenzi Skosana for always being there for staff when needed.
She also thanked SRC President M Poopedi for an inspiring speech and the keynote speakers Prof Madoda and Siya Magadla for their profound words and the inspiration they served.