Students inspired

2018-02-21 06:02

The management of the Central University of Technology (CUT) has announced that about 16 088 students have enrolled for the 2018 academic year.

Of these students 4 093 are first time entering undergraduates.

Prof. Henk de Jager, vice-chancellor and principal, welcomed students on 5 February and encouraged them to focus on their studies to achieve quality.

He attributed the huge interest in CUT to the restructuring in 2004 from being a technicon to a world-class university specialising in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

He said due to the high quality education offered in 2017, CUT had a 46% enrolment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.

CUT has also achieved a pass rate of about 75% with the graduation rate of almost 25%, making it the sixth best university of the 26 universities in South Africa.

According to De Jager, 33% of the academic staff hold doctoral degrees, leading the six universities of technology in the country, and this shows commitment to the value of education.

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