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25 April 2019 | Story Mamosa Makaya

Since 2016, the University of the Free State Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS) has received a grant from First National Bank worth R2 498 000, which supports tertiary bursaries for students with disabilities. Bursary holders are funded through CUADS, as the administrator of the bursaries.
  
These are students enrolled for various academic programmes who require academic assistance and/or assistive devices such as electronic handheld magnifiers, laptops, and hearing aids. The FNB grant also covers tuition, accommodation, study material and books, and meals.  The success of the grant is already evident, with one of the recipients having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in December 2018. A second student was capped at the April 2019 graduations with a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying.
 
Supporting the principles of the ITP

The UFS received the grant from FNB in instalments, starting in the 2016 academic year to date, supporting the needs of 40 disabled students. This grant and the work of CUADS speaks to and supports the principles of the Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP), namely inclusivity, transformation, and diversity. The vision of the Universal Access work stream is to enable the UFS to create an environment where students with disabilities can experience all aspects of student life equal to their non-disabled peers. The ITP provides for the recognition of the rights of people with disabilities as an important lesson in social justice and an opportunity to reinforce university values.

The successful administration of the grant to benefit past and present students is a ‘feather in the cap’ of CUADS, and is a shining example of the impact of public private investment and the endless possibilities that open up when there is a commitment to developing future leaders in academic spaces, allowing them to thrive by creating a learning environment that is welcoming and empowering. 



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FSB recognises degree and diploma programmes at UFS
2009-02-16

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has recognised two qualifications – the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning – offered by the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Centre for Financial Planning Law in the Faculty of Law in accordance with the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS). In addition to these the FSB has also recognised four degrees offered by the UFS’s School of Management. The degrees are:

  • B.Com. (Risk Management)
  • B.Com. (General Management)
  • B.Com. (Banking)
  • Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML)

All these qualifications are deemed fit and proper for compliance purposes by the FSB.

The Director of the UFS School of Management, Prof Helena van Zyl, says that the recognition of four degree programmes is yet another feather in the cap of the School of Management and the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

Prof. Van Zyl says the School of Management fulfils a vital role in providing excellent and approved financial and business education in South Africa.

Media Release
Issued by: Mangaliso Radebe
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2828
Cell: 078 460 3320
E-mail: radebemt.stg@ufs.ac.za  
10 February 2009
 

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