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SMU to host its first face-to-face graduations after two years of virtual ceremonies.

Media Advisory
Date: 23 May 2022
For Immediate Release

The year 2019 was the last year where higher education institutions hosted face to face graduation ceremonies due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) was equally affected, with the 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies conducted virtually.

However, after the National State of Disaster was terminated by Cabinet on the 4th of April, the University will be hosting its first face-to-face graduation ceremonies. This year’s graduation ceremonies are scheduled to take place from the 25-27 May 2022 at the SMU Sports complex.

As indicated on the table below, a total of 1435 students will graduate, with a total of 16 Doctoral degrees in 4 of the 5 SMU Schools.

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Undergraduate Degrees 411
Honours Degrees 107
Masters Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 8
TOTAL 538
SCHOOL OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCES
Undergraduate Degrees 218
Postgraduate Diplomas 16
Masters Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 3
TOTAL 268
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
Higher Certificates 4
Undergraduate Degrees 71
Masters Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 1
TOTAL 102
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Higher Certificates 6
Undergraduate Degrees 282
Honours Degrees 77
Masters Degrees 73
Doctoral Degrees 4
TOTAL 442
SCHOOL OF ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES
Undergraduate Degrees 73
Postgraduate Diplomas 4
Masters Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 0
TOTAL 85
GRAND TOTAL 1435

Issued by Communication and Marketing
For more details, please contact Dr Lusani Netshitomboni: Director Communication and
Marketing at Lusani.netshitomboni@smu.ac.za
Cell: 0833965885

Media Advisory SMU 2022 Graduations 

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