Gcora Nozibele, a final year Masters Student from the Department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Management and Commerce has been selected by the EUROSA Consortium Selection Committee for a scholarship in the framework of the EUROSA (Europe & South Africa partnership for Human Development). She has been nominated for a six months scholarship to spend a study period at Masters Level as an exchange student at Utrecht University in Netherlands starting from September 2015. Her exchange programme will be in the Department of Information and Computing Sciences and the Masters domain is Business Informatics. The courses that she will be doing include Software Architecture, Advanced Research Methods, Medical Informatics, Intelligence User Interface, Software Ecosystem, Business Intelligence, Methods Engineering and Advanced Databases.
The newly elected UFH SRC was sworn into office at the Senate Chambers in Alice on Wednesday 27th May and soon after writing mid-term examinations they will be inducted and have strategic planning session by the University Council. The UFH SRC took oath of office in the presence of the UFH Vice Chancellor, Dr Mvuyo Tom, UFH Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof Larry Obi, and UFH Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor- Institutional Support, Prof. Amos Mdebuka, former UFH SRC members and leaders of various Political structures.
The Department of Information Systems hosted their annual Research workshop for postgraduate student (Masters and PhD) on the 28th and 29th of May 2015 at the Blue Lagoon Hotel and Conference Centre. The workshop is held annually to equip postgraduate students with the necessary skills required in order for them to complete their studies. The keynote speaker for this year’s workshop was Dr. Wallace Chigona who is a professor in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
The Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle addressed a packed sports complex of the University of Fort Hare on Wednesday amid crisis of meal allowances. This after both the Premier and the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa made a promise a month ago to work together to find a solution to the meals crises and other NSFAS related problems. The provincial and national government made this commitment during the freedom chapter forum held in Alice.