Vice-Chancellor’s appeal in response to coronavirus pandemic

Many alumni in the UK and elsewhere will have received an email from UKZN’s Alumni Relations team containing an appeal from Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Nana Poku for help in response to the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the university, students and staff.

Prof Poku urged alumni to assist in any way they could, saying: “Contributions both large and small — financial, physical and in kind (including professional services) — are all sorely needed.”

He declared: “I appeal to your fellow feeling, generosity of spirit and appreciation of the difference a university education can bring to individual and community life. Please help us to ensure that the current generation of students — and the University of KwaZulu-Natal — can continue our work.”

Prof Poku’s full statement can be found here.

:: Supporters of the Trust and its efforts to help to needy students at the university will be aware that if they are UK taxpayers they can boost any donations to the Trust by using gift aid. We urge alumni in the UK to consider this option.

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