Management takes the university to communities
CUT management, Deans of faculties and Communications and Marketing recently embarked on a student recruitment drive in Thaba Nchu and Botshabelo to cement relations with the schools and promote CUT programmes.
The visit attracted grade 12 learners from five different schools from both areas which include Moroka High School, Goronyane High School, Phetogang Secondary School and Strydom Secondary School in Thaba-Nchu and Lenyora la Thuto Comprehensive Secondary School in Botshabelo.
“CUT is a University of the people and the community, we are here to serve schools and communities. At CUT we believe that students are human beings and not a number. As a human being, you have the potential to become what you want, and our mission is to empower and assist you to unlock your potential. We don’t want you to become graduates but entrepreneurs who will contribute to the mainstream economy of the country,” said Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Ms Baitseng Ralepoma, a CUT graduate and grade 12 teacher at Lenyora la Thuto Comprehensive Secondary School welcomed the initiative of CUT to visit her school to engage with learners on study opportunities and available academics programmes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“I am glad that CUT leadership made time to speak to learners on educational opportunities and academic programmes at the university. CUT is the best and only University of Technology in the Free State. I am a proud CUT alumna and what I like about this institution is the work integrated learning programme that bridges the gap between learning and corporate environment. The visit is going to help our learners to make informed career choices and assist our Life Orientation teachers to share better information.”
Bokang Soothoane, a grade 12 learner from Moroka High School said that he was impressed with the presentations and has always had an interest in CUT. “I am happy that CUT came to our school, I have always wanted to learn more about the university and the courses offered. My sister and uncle are products of this institution and are thriving in their careers. They always encouraged me to study at this very institution because it develops quality graduates.”
1: Ms Ikageng Hoko, student recruitment officer advising learners on CUT programme during a learner imbizo at Moroka High School. Grade 12 learners from Moroka High School, Goronyane High School, Phetogang Secondary School and Strydom Secondary School in Thaba-Nchu and Lenyora la Thuto Comprehensive Secondary School in Botshabelo attended the session.
2: A small moment with a big meaning for learners from Moroka High School, as they interact with Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Uploaded: 12 March 2018