University of Cape Town Vice Chancellor visits library, offers students chocolate to encourage them

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has warmed hearts after she paid a surprise visit to the lecture rooms at night to encourage students preparing for exams.

A video making the rounds online shows the VC sharing chocolates to students she met reading around 11pm and she gave them words of encouragement.

This happened on Tuesday, November 15, and Mamokkgethi posted the clip on her official Linkedin profile.

She could be seen walking from desk to desk and stopping by each student’s seat to offer them a bar of chocolate.

Sharing the video, Phakeng wrote; “I went back to campus study spaces at around 11pm last night to give my students chocolates and words of encouragement as they prepare for their final exams. As usual, I was encouraged to find them hard at work”

“The university journey is not easy, much support and constant motivation is needed to push through! I am a mother before I am VC, so I will be there to give them the motivation they need to soldier on”

Watch video below:



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