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DVC: Academic - Farewell to our Dean of Education, Prof Vuyokazi Nomlomo

Today is a bittersweet moment for the University of the Western Cape (UWC) as I announce the departure of our Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Vuyokazi Nomlomo, from our University.

(Published - 7 October 2020)

It is of course sad to see Prof Nomlomo leave. But we are excited for her too as she embarks on a new journey in her illustrious career.

Prof Nomlomo leaves a legacy of excellence in learning and teaching, research and leadership. We will fondly remember how Prof Nomlomo left her mark in the BEd Foundation Phase programme and early childhood literacies and how she was instrumental in the establishment of the Centre for African Language Teaching (CALT). 

She will soon commence a new journey as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning at the University of Zululand.

She remembers her time at UWC, spanning 22 years, fondly.

“I joined UWC as a lecturer in the Education Faculty in 1998. UWC has given me great opportunities to grow as an excellent teacher and researcher in my field.  I have moved through the academic ranks as HOD of the Language Education Department, Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning and the current Dean of the Faculty,” says Prof Nomlomo.

“I am a rated researcher in Language and Literacy Studies and my passion is in the development of marginalised languages. It is for this reason that I have played a prominent role in supporting the teaching and learning of isiXhosa, both in Basic and Higher Education during my tenure at UWC. Through my research projects, I started the UWC Annual Early Childhood  Literacy Conference since 2017. I secured funding for the establishment of a Centre for African Language Teaching (CALT), that I will leave as my legacy for the faculty and for the UWC community at large. 

“I truly appreciate the time I had at UWC and wish to thank everyone who has been part my long journey here. I appreciate the support, warmth and collegiality of my faculty and the entire UWC community. UWC has been my academic home and sanctuary, and I truly believe that it is a place to grow from hope to action through knowledge.”

I wish Prof Nomlomo all the best as she starts her new journey at Unizulu. She is living proof that UWC grows leaders for the higher education sector.

Regards
Prof Vivienne Lawack
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic


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