Hundreds wait to enrol

2017-01-18 06:02
Hundreds of students, waiting to enrol to further their studies at the Motheo Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TVET) in Bloemfontein, stand in long queues. Photo: Teboho Setena

Hundreds of students, waiting to enrol to further their studies at the Motheo Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TVET) in Bloemfontein, stand in long queues. Photo: Teboho Setena

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Scores of students, aiming to further their studies at the Motheo Technical and Vocational Education and Training College (TVET) in Bloemfontein, lamented the delay in receiving results of the 2016 examinations.

The delay in receiving results has caused panic amongst them in the wake of the increasing number of new students wanting to enrol to study at the college.

With the large number of new students eager to enrol, those waiting for their results are gravely concern that they will not be able to re-enrol for the 2017 academic year due to the delay of receiving their results.

Lame Morubane, spokesperson of the Motheo College, says the institution is not responsible for issuing the results of students.

“The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is responsible for the issuing of results.

“The reason for the delay could be low capturing due to the system being slow or down which leads to the delay in issuing students’ exams results,” says Moru-bane.

He says the other factor causing a delay in issuing the results could be due to investigation by the department.

“Maybe a subject paper has been leaked (stolen) and this applies to all TVET colleges in the country,” says Moru-bane.

Regarding the students’ grave concern over the increasing number of students wanting to registrate, he says the Motheo College has a capacity to register 12 000 students for the current semester at all six campuses.

The campuses include the three in the Mangaung Metro – the Bloemfontein business and utility studies campus, Hillside View Engineering and the Thaba Nchu campus.

The three satellite campuses are in Botshabelo, Koffie­fontein and Zastron.

Hundreds of students intending to improve their matric results and further their studies had their patience tested while standing in long queues in Bloemfontein since the opening of registration on 10 January.

The numbers increase daily closer to the start of programmes and the registration deadline on Monday, 30 January.

Long queues of more than 100 m snaked outside the campuses of Hillside View Engineering in Lebona Motsoeneng Street and the Bloemfontein business and utility campus in St George Street in the city’s central business district.

Morubane says the institution is targeting to enrol 1 550 full-time students and 2 900 part-time students at the Bloemfontein campus.

The target for the Hillside View Engineering campus is 900 full-time and 1 300 part-time students.

“There is space for most of our national certificate vocational programmes, both in business studies and engineering.

“We urge students to register at the Thaba Nchu campus and satellite campuses as spaces are available there,” says Morubane.

He says registration remains open until 30 January at the Thaba Nchu campus and at the satellite campuses in Koffiefontein and Zastron, depending on availability of spaces there.

We urge students to register at the Thaba Nchu campus and satellite campuses as spaces are available there. – Lame Morubane

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