A viral video shows the heartwarming moment University of Cape Town VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng paid a surprise visit to the school library to offer chocolates and words of encouragement to students studying.

The professor had visited the library at 11 pm and offered chocolates to those she met studying while asking them how their studies are going.

In the video, she could be seen moving from desk to desk, surprising the students who were visibly moved by her gesture.

Mamokkgethi who shared the clip on her LinkedIn profile on Tuesday, November 15 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 the video below:

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