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New first-year students welcomed at the UFS

In a light mood at the welcoming ceremony were Mr Eric Bost (USA Ambassador to South Africa) and Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Acting Rector of the UFS).
Photo: Hannes Pieterse

New first-year students welcomed at the UFS

The Acting Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State (UFS), Prof. Teuns Verschoor, has welcomed the new first-year students during a ceremony on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein today.

“This new experience is an opportunity to not only make your own decisions but to develop and grow as a person. Make your mark, don’t leave a stain,” he said.

Mr Eric Bost, Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to South Africa, also addressed the students and their parents.

“This is an opportunity to acquire knowledge and to make a positive difference in your lives and the lives of others,” he said.

He also urged students not to judge people on their ignorance of a view but to asses others based on their character and abilities.

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Issued by: Mangaliso Radebe
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2828
Cell: 078 460 3320
9 January 2009

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