MIET AFRICA is pleased to announce that its Chairperson of the Board Prof John Volmink will receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Stellenbosch University (SU). SU’s honorary doctorates are a way of acknowledging the remarkable work of individuals who are regarded as role models and an inspiration to Stellenbosch graduates. In a statement released by the University’s Corporate Communications Department, Prof Volmink was acknowledged as a leader in the education field.
“Through his exceptional leadership skills, Prof John David Volmink has made an outstanding contribution to education, in particular, to curriculum reform, the advancement of mathematics education and the quality assurance of schooling in post-apartheid South Africa. Every post-apartheid minister of education requested him to play a leading role in the transformation of education. In addition to serving as chairperson of Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, and various Ministerial Task Teams, Volmink has been instrumental in the establishment of NGOs that help with development and transformation in different parts of the world.”
Prof Volmink is one of six outstanding individuals who will receive the honorary doctorates. All have made valuable contributions in the fields of medicine, literature, the performing arts, business, science, education and community development. The honorary doctorates will be conferred in 2021.