New Director for the BSc Four Year Programme appointed

Posted on February 04, 2011

Prior to his appointment he was a senior lecturer in the Department of Plant Science in the Faculty. Dr Kritzinger is very excited about the possibilities of this BSc Four Year Programme and says “I regard this programme as an integral component of the success and future of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. It is fantastic to be part of a programme which provides a gateway to students with potential into science and science-based programmes. I am committed to run a successful programme focusing primarily on staff development, teaching excellence and student support.”

Dr Kritzinger completed his PhD in Plant Pathology in 2005 and since his permanent appointment in 2006 has been involved in teaching MLB 111 and various other undergraduate and postgraduate modules.  He has also supervised several honours and master’s degree students. Other achievements include receiving the Young Plant Pathologist Award from the Southern African Society for Plant Pathologists in 2002 and 2004.

“I am passionate and enthusiastic about the programme and I look forward to working with staff and students in promoting this already well recognised programme.”

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