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    Posted July 8, 2015 by
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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    University Vice-Chancellor climbing Mount Fuji to help needy students

    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz will be climbing Mount Fuji in Japan to raise funds for financially-needy students at NMMU.

    The university is situated in the Eastern Cape, which is recognised as the poorest province in South Africa. The campaign is part of Prof Swartz's personal commitment to the University's 10-year celebrations. The NMMU was formerly known as University of Port Elizabeth before it merged with two local educational institutions in 2005.

    According to the university’s website Prof Swartz's 3,7km climb will “be symbolic of the challenges many students face in order to get a tertiary qualification such as perseverance, taking responsibility and integrity...”
    He said, “I strongly believe that this is our generation's responsibility too. We can give back in thousands of different ways. The #climb4nmmu campaign is just one way."

    The hashtag for his campaign is #climb4nmmu.
    – Selwyn Milborrow
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