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Despite All Odds, Mogane Graduates From CUT



Despite All Odds, Mogane Graduates From CUT

Despite All Odds, Mogane Graduates From CUT. Cyprian Rudolph Mogane journey to graduation was marked by resilience and determination. Despite facing significant challenges, including being blind, he graduated from the Central University of Technology (CUT) as one of the 3,668 graduates in 2024.

Mogane received his qualification, a BTech in Public Management, adding to his previous qualifications from Corporate College International (CCI) and a Public Management Diploma from UNISA.

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Overcoming Challenges

Originally from Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, Mogane moved to Bloemfontein to pursue his studies at CUT. However, his path was far from easy. In his first year, he struggled due to the lack of resources catering to his disability, such as braille, JAWS software, and accessible library materials. Despite these challenges, Mogane persevered, and by his second year, conditions began to improve.

CUT A Voice for Inclusion

Mogane story highlights the importance of universities accommodating students with disabilities. He emphasized the need for resources like braille, accessible technology, and structured disability units to support students effectively. His journey serves as an inspiration and a call to action for institutions to open their doors wider to disabled students.

CUT Looking Ahead

While proud of his achievements, Mogane is focused on the future. He aspires to pursue an MTech in Public Management, but uncertainties remain about the availability of necessary resources. He hopes his experience will pave the way for more disabled students to access higher education and benefit from Work Integrated Learning programs.

CUT Acknowledgements

Mogane expressed gratitude to his mentors, lecturers, and the Head of the Department for their unwavering support. He emphasized the importance of their guidance in his success.

Commitment to Inclusivity

CUT is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity on its campus. The university encourages students with disabilities to engage with the Office of Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration for support and guidance throughout their academic journey.


Cyprian Rudolph Mogane graduation from CUT symbolizes triumph over adversity, inspiring a call for greater inclusivity in higher education and paving the way for a more accessible future.

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