TOP MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT TO RECEIVE ECSA MEDAL

TOP MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT TO RECEIVE ECSA MEDAL

Mechanical Engineering graduate Theo Govender has been recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa by being chosen to receive the prestigious ECSA Medal.

When Govender began his studies at UKZN, he was already a high achieving learner. Having completed high school at Kharwastan Secondary in Chatsworth, where he matriculated as one of the school’s top 15 achievers, Govender pursued his dream of becoming a Mechanical Engineer by enrolling for his degree at UKZN.

During the course of his studies, he always strove to give his best. His dedication and focus have been recognised by the Discipline. Professor Glen Bright, Head of Mechanical Engineering, described Govender as a conscientious student who did his best to achieve excellent results. He said that the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering congratulated him and wished him every success in his chosen career.

Govender will now turn his attention to his new job as a researcher at Transnet for their mechanical systems. His advice to fellow students is to keep the effort up from day one. He reminded prospective students that there is a great difference between high school and university, and the effort and dedication put in would determine the level of achievement.

Govender is to receive the medal from ECSA at the annual School of Engineering Awards Evening and Banquet later this year.


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