A celebratory mood was evident at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Saturday when hundreds of students were conferred with both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Welcoming graduates to the Durban event, Professor Yusuf Karodia, the Principal at MANCOSA congratulated all students and took the opportunity to inform international students that the institution categorically condemned acts of xenophobia.
“This ceremony is indeed a momentous occasion in the history of MANCOSA with students from all over Africa graduating. It signals the continuing achievement of our mission to develop and broaden the managerial and leadership skills of our people on the African continent, Indian Ocean Islands and throughout the world, to take their rightful place as managers and leaders at the cutting edge of global business.”
“The significance of this event lies beyond this celebratory occasion. There is a general consensus on the very urgent need to arrest crippling poverty, address food security, ensure environmental and business sustainability, and create sustainable employment by fashioning a new developmental path to ensure economic growth and raising living standards for all the people on the continent. There is also agreement that one of the ingredients for locating the continent on a high growth trajectory is through ensuring sustained investment in human capital development,” said Professor Karodia.
Professor Karodia paid special tribute to the Masters graduates who acquired this challenging degree despite having demanding jobs and family commitments.
Responsible management is the focus of top MBA programmes said Professor Karodia adding that this included developing a keenness to avoid corruption and operate within a clear ethical framework.