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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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Achievement for Accounting students
2013-05-08

 

Infront: Richard Yang (2013 Academic Clerk), Raymond Cramer (2013 Academic Clerk), Me Jana Lamprecht (Lecture), Prof RonellBritz (Chairperson: Centre for Accounting), Me LizelleBruwer (Lecture), Prof HendriKroukamp (Dean: Faculty of Economic and Management Science), ThembiKganane (2013 Academic Clerk).
Back: Prof CobusRossouw (Lecture), Mr KobusSwanepoel (Lecture), Prof Hentie van Wyk (Program Director: Centre for Accounting) and Robert Bode (2013 Academic Clerk)

08 May 2013

The B Acc Honours students of the Centre for Accounting have done very well in the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), when 60 out of 65 students passed. It represents a pass rate of 92%. The overall average pass rate nationally is 74% and 86% for those who wrote the professional examination for the first time.

The Centre for Accounting achieved an average pas s rate of 81% over the last three years. Up till now it is the largest number of UFS students that passed the professional examination in one year. The highest pass rate was achieved in 2008 when 95% of the UFS students passed.

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