School of Social Sciences

Social Sciences Degree for Author

Mr Khethani Njoko recently, a Bachelor of Social Sciences graduate.
Mr Khethani Njoko recently, a Bachelor of Social Sciences graduate.

Author of successful self-help book The Man in Me, Mr Khethani Njoko, recently graduated with his Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from UKZN.

‘I chose to do my social sciences degree majoring in sociology and African languages so that I may understand society and the problems men face, particularly Black society. It’s through my degree that I have been able to publish four books which represents four pillars: the conscience, the self, the spiritual connection and ubuntu. As society, we know the source of our social ills yet neglect the resources. Until we help a man liberate his mind and connect his spirit, we are still too far from achieving the solution in a postmodernist society,’ said Njoko.

Some of his most cherished University memories include being recognised as UKZN’s top 40 most inspiring student in 2016 and 2017 and being one of the participating authors in the 20th Time of the Writer Festival. ‘UKZN is the best institution in South Africa. Those who would like to become a proud UKZN alumnus and have a vision can be sure that this institution will make it happen,’ he said.

Asked about his future plans, Njoko said, ‘I am a man of vision, but I always make sure I achieve that with strategy. Currently, my focus is on finishing my Honours degree and publishing my last two books titled Christianity Redefined as well as The Victim Man simultaneously in October.’

‘Don’t study to make someone’s dream come true but study to develop yourself and make your dream valuable and achievable. Have a vision and a goal for your life,’ he said to other students.

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