Future Prospects and
The Central University of Technology, Free State
(CUT) is constantly striving to improve and upgrade its efficiency and physical
standards. In order to deliver high-quality appropriate science, engineering
and technology (SET) academic programmes supported by applied research the CUT
endeavours to promote access with success and to attract potentially successful
students to become employable graduates.
The Department of Education (DoE), in strengthening
the hands of its partners in education, contributed an amount of R140m to
upgrade academic and support services buildings on the Bloemfontein and Welkom
Campusses. The CUT Council added another R25m to this project and a further
R12m was made available by the Development Fund of the Welkom Campus.
Six projects were identified to be extended and /
extension of the Bhp Billiton building;
wing for the Dirk Coetzee building housing office space, the dean’s office,
lecture rooms and rooms for practical work for Emergency Medical Care (EMC);
building for the School of Teacher Training housing offices and laboratories;
Student Academic Support Centre with 24 hour study and computer rooms;
lecture room complex on the Welkom Campus;
academic Support building housing 24 hour study and computer rooms as well as a
Teacher Training building on the Welkom Campus.
Kwezi V3 was appointed last year as managing
consultants and will take charge of the whole project. Three consulting
companies will be managing the construction of the buildings once the CUT, with
their assistance, has appointed building contractors.
The whole project should be finished by 2010.
More information will be published in the next