COMMISSIONER General of the Revenue Service of Lesotho (RSL), Thabo Khasipe, has advised new graduates from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) to consider the challenges they encounter as opportunities for growth.
Oct. 28, 2022
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Khasipe who was a guest speaker made these remarks on Thursday during the NUL graduation ceremony of 770 graduates in the faculty of Social Sciences.
Thursday marked the fourth day of the graduation ceremony which was supposed to take five days with different faculties scheduled for different days.
Khasipe said the environment in which the students were graduating was full of headwinds, which he said they should look at as opportunities to contribute to the economy.
“Many of you hope to get employed but you are living in a different environment where unemployment is the norm,” he said, adding that they should therefore consider self-employment, entrepreneurship, and job creation.
For his part, the Dean of the faculty of social sciences, Professor Peter Khaola said graduating from university marks an important milestone, which epitomises hard work, maturity, and independence.
One of the graduates, Rethabile Makhetha said that they survived and conquered studying through the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that came with it.
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She said they had to adapt to the new normal of online learning, and through the assistance of their lecturers and NUL management, they survived.
Congratulating her fellow classmates, Makhetha warned them to be ready to face the world and be agents of change for the growth and development of Lesotho.
The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises of Bachelor Arts in Economics, Geography, Public Administration and Political Sciences, Public Administration and Development Studies, Public Administration and Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Sociology and Development Studies, Statistics and Demography, Urban and Regional Planning, Social Work, Commerce in Accounting, Commerce in Human Resources, Commerce in Marketing as well as Certificate in Statistics and Demography. - LeNA