Registrations running smoothly - UJ

2016-01-12 18:05
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Johannesburg – Registrations of new and returning students for the 2016 academic year at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have run smoothly since the process went live, the university said on Tuesday.

The university had registered more than 2 000 students by lunchtime, said UJ Deputy Vice Chancellor Mpho Letlape in a statement.

This after students demanded on Monday that registrations be done on-site, and not online.

Student leader Lindokuhle ‎Xulu told parents and students waiting to register in the scorching Gauteng heat to mobilise against online registration.

He said it was not fair that students from townships with no internet access were being forced to register online.

Students chased away

Several students demanding access to the university were chased away.

Letlape said the university had seen the number of online registrations grow every hour.

"This tracks almost exactly the numbers seen in previous years, indicating that new and returning students are comfortable with the online registration process, and that we can again expect numbers to grow day by day," she said.

She said on Tuesday morning that the UJ call centre had handled 54 000 calls, and that the UJ mobi-site had dealt with 42 000 queries.

"As of midnight tonight, we will close late applications due to the high number of applications received that need to... be processed," said Letlape.

Registration remains open until February 3.

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