This Youth Day, 1 064 grade 12 pupils from Durban high schools benefitted from an Accounting examination workshop run by UKZN academic, Dr Msizi Mkhize, with the aim of preparing them for the upcoming mid-term Accounting exams.

Mkhize is an academic within the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, and the workshop sought to equip the pupils with step-by-step guides and revision techniques. The workshop was also attended by teachers in a bid to learn new teaching methods.

‘The Accounting teachers who attended the workshop said it was an eye opener as they learned new approaches of teaching Accounting and are calling on UKZN to offer training and workshops for all Accounting teachers in KwaZulu-Natal. As an Accounting lecturer, I wanted to show pupils our unique lecturing methods and infrastructure so that they make this Institution their first choice when applying for post matric studies,’ said Mkhize.

The workshop was also covered by Isolezwe, South Africa’s largest vernacular daily newspaper.

Pupils said the workshop was informative, helpful and interactive. Mr Sbonelo Dlamini, a pupil from Amazimtoti High School, said not only did the workshop strengthen his basic Accounting techniques, he found Dr Mkhize’s unique approach inspiring; adding that he looks forward to pursuing his BCom studies at UKZN to which he has already applied.

Ms Ntombizonke Khoza, a pupil at Dassenhoek High School said, ‘The session helped me understand things that were puzzling me and as well as new methods and I am glad because I felt like I was going to fail Accounting but now I am hopeful that I can manage. I would like to thank Dr Mkhize and UKZN for this opportunity.’

Words: Thandiwe Jumo