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#FutureFriday features Romeo Pule Nkwale a graduate from Flavius Mareka TVET College

By TVET Website

Date: 28/05/2021



Happy #FutureFriday everyone!

On this #FutureFriday we are proud to celebrate Romeo Pule Nkwale, a graduate of Business Management as well as Human Resources Management from Flavius Mareka TVET College. With the aid of a NSFAS bursary, he was able to fulfill his dreams and is now a proud employee of the Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria where he serves as a Project Specialist in the Career Development Services Unit. Prior to this, he worked as a Student Support Services Practitioner, a Lecturer and then as a Manager of part-time studies at Flavius Mareka TVET College.

“I believe that all of life is about growing to my own personal best and that my power lies in how I articulate my story,” says Nkwale. This is his story:

“My Name is Romeo Pule Nkwale, a graduate of Business Management as well as Human Resources Management at Flavius Mareka TVET College located in Kroonstad, Free State. I felt a calling to the TVET sector that led me to improve so much professionally. I am one of the first TVET students who was funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme in January 2007.

My studies allowed me to work as a Student Support Services Practitioner, a Lecturer, a Manager of part time studies and now a Project Specialist at the Department of Higher Education and Training. Many people consider TVET colleges as the last option for study. Well, my narrative is nothing short of transformational. My TVET lecturers encouraged a go-getting personality and part of my work now includes being a guest who promotes the Career Development Services directives on Lesedi FM and Lotus FM. I was the best student in my class and one of the top performing students in the country, with a highest mark of 94% in one of my modules. I do motivational talks and I am lucky to have met numerous influential people. TVET Colleges for me are the best option for experiential learning”.


Romeo Pule Nkwale was one of the first TVET College students that were funded by the NSFAS Bursary scheme in January 2007.

With the aid of a NSFAS bursary, Romeo Pule Nkwale was able to fulfill his dreams and now is a proud employee of the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Prior to being employed at the Department, he has worked as a Student Support Services Practitioner, a Lecturer and then as a Manager of part-time studies at Flavius Mareka TVET College.