By Thys Khiba
Bloemfontein – The Free State MEC for Education, Dr Tate Makgoe has been conferred the Chancellor’s Excellence Award by the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) for his ‘sterling’ leadership excellence and ‘immense’ contribution to the advancement of education and changing lives.
According to the CUT, Dr Makgoe’s immense contribute to the advancement of education is not only limited to his province but it extends to the national level as his work has touched communities and institutions alike.
On Friday, 28 May 2021, the university hosted their 2020 Autumn Doctoral Graduation Ceremony in celebration of the achievement of doctoral candidates and honorary recipients for their achievement.
A well-known and renowned author, actor, and playwright, Kgotso Nkhatho was one of the celebrated receipts of honorary doctorate for the day.
During the Doctoral Graduation Ceremony, Dr Makgoe as a speaker, used his keynote address to encourage doctoral candidates and honorary recipients to use their achievements to change the African continent.
“…I’m honoured and humbled to accept this prestigious Chancellor’s Excellence Award. My sincerely appreciations goes to members of the CUT council for approving my nomination. I’m delighted with the recognition that I have received” said Dr Makgoe.
In addition, he indicated that his personal award will always remain as a results of a dedicated team work and hard work displayed by educators within his department.
The Free State MEC for Education, Dr Makgoe holds qualifications from various institutions, namely: B.Com (UNISA), B.Com Hons (UFS) and MBL (UNISA). He is a graduate of the Vaal University of Technology with a Diploma in Chemical Engineering. The VUT Faculty of Management Sciences has also awarded Dr Makgoe with an honorary doctorate in Business Administration.