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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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South Korean obtains doctorate at UFS on Rev Andrew Murray
2007-05-10

Dr Hee-Young Lee became the first Korean student to obtain a doctorate degree at the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Department of Ecclesiology during the recent autumn graduation ceremony. Dr Lee researched the well-known South African theologist, Rev Andrew Murray. Rev Murray’s theology made an impact in the South Korean church history since its early days. Dr Lee is an assistant pastor at a Presbyterian congregation in South Korea and is also a part-time lecturer in church history at the Baesuk Theological Centre in Seoul. Here with Dr Lee (right) is Prof. Dolf Britz, promoter of Dr Lee from the UFS Department of Ecclesiology.
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