First-years warmly welcomed to CUT

Students were welcomed at the Central University of Technology Open Day. PHOTO: Heidre Malgas.

First-year students from across the Free State and beyond came to Bloemfontein to start their tertiary education at the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT). In a rousing speech CUT Vice Chancellor and Principal, Prof Henk de Jager, welcomed the students at the open day.

The principal expressed that the newcomers are an important part of campus life. ”Thank you for making CUT your intellectual home. You have joined thousands of students who have made CUT a home away from home,” said Prof de Jager.

Hundreds of students packed the Boet Troskie Hall, at the Bloemfontein campus yesterday before beginning the semester in their respective fields of study.

Tlaleng Mabona one of the institution’s first year students will be studying Environmental Sciences after being chosen as one of the top performing matriculants in Motheo District, last year.

“So far so good, because orientation was a nice experience. I have learnt a lot already. I feel recognised for my ideas and there are lots of activities to do on campus,” she said.

“It’s been a good experience. I will be studying Civil Engineering here because I heard that it is a good tertiary institution. The open day has been excellent and I especially enjoyed the speech by Prof de Jager,” said Siphesihle Mcubu from Pretoria.

-Nomaqhawe Mtebele