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Thokozile Thulo
Thokozile Thulo says the UFS has changed its focus in supporting students with disabilities.

The Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS) has recently opened a permanent office on the Qwaqwa Campus The centre aims to ensure that the University of the Free State increasingly becomes a universally accessible higher-education institution which embraces students with various disabilities.

Thokozile Thulo, CUADS Assistant Officer at Qwaqwa said: “Our focus has changed from ‘special’ accommodation for individuals to the creation of a learning environment that is welcoming and empowering to all students. Integrated learning and education methodologies and processes are being researched and developed to create more awareness among lecturing staff. This incorporates universal design, faculty instruction and curricula.” 

The CUADS office assists students to gain access to study courses, learning materials, various buildings and residences, computer facilities and specialised exams and tests. For visually-impaired students, study material and textbooks in Braille, audio, e-text or enlarged format are provided. 

The office also supports students with various psychosocial and chronic conditions such as epilepsy and panic disorder, as well as learning difficulties such as dyslexia and hyperactivity. “In addition, we support students with special arrangements such as extra time for tests and exams,” said Thokozile.



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UFS graduate gets international award
2010-06-09

 
 Dr  Koenane

Dr Mojalefa Lehlohonolo Johannes Koenane, who recently received his Ph.D. at the University of the Free State (UFS), has been honoured with a Golden Key Academic Award by the Golden Key International Honour Society for his hard work in the field of Governance and Political Transformation. He was recognised for his sterling work in his Ph.D. thesis. “It is not through luck that I have achieved the award, it is by working hard and setting my priorities right,” he said.

This internationally recognised award includes a certificate of recognition, a Golden Key lapel and a substantial amount of money in scholarship. He will receive the award at a ceremony that will be held at the UFS on 15 August 2010.

Dr Koenane is currently a lecturer at the University of Zululand. The Programme Governance and Transformation is offered in the Faculty of the Humanities at the UFS.

The Golden Key International Honour Society is a body based in the United States of America (USA) that recognises individuals who excel in their studies in seven countries, namely: the USA, Canada, India, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
 

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