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CUT officially welcomes 2022 first year students

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The Central University of Technology (CUT) officially welcomed the 2022 first-years in a virtual welcoming ceremony held on Saturday, 12 February 2022. The official opening coincides with the beginning of the academic year 2022 effectively on Monday, 14 February 2022.

Welcoming the new students, the acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof. Alfred Ngowi highlighted that the university has developed into a leading centre of knowledge, able to take its place on the higher education landscape as a leader in many technological and innovative fields.

“The difference in focus between CUT and traditional universities is that we bring about much wider variety and diversity into the higher education sector by contributing meaningfully through our graduates to innovations and competitiveness in various industries. We are the only university in Central Region to offer a unique blend of learning programmes such as Engineering, Radiography, Clinical and Biomedical Technology, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management and Tourism Management, Graphic Design to name a few,” said Prof Ngowi.


A great feat for CUT is that the enrolment targets for 2022 have been achieved at over 100.09%. Of particular significance, is the fact the STEM 2022 enrolment targets have been exceeded by 47.7%. This is no small achievement given that enrolment into the STEM fields has been a perennial challenge. These learning areas constitute the scarce skills areas in engineering, science, technology and mathematics, and we are aspired to reach 50% – a goal CUT has set for 2030.

Prof. Ngowi encouraged the first years to excel in their academics, and also remember to enjoy the social and sporting activities available at the university. “Thank you for choosing CUT as your home away from home. Many young people are not as fortunate as you are. Take the advantage of this opportunity. Attend classes and do your assignments as required. Develop a study plan and consult the available learning resources. Make use of all the student support resources that we offer,” he concluded.



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