Wage to go up a degree thanks to Unisa update

2010-10-30 10:33

Moeketsi Letlatsa, a community policing officer at the Makwane police station in QwaQwa, can look forward to a salary increase now that the University of South Africa (Unisa) has ­updated its records to reflect that she has a human resources degree.

“When I check on the system it shows that I have completed a ­degree. Now, I can submit it at work to get a salary upgrade.

“But it is surprising that these ­people can respond to you but they never responded to me when I was their student,” said Letlatsa.

Doreen Gough, media manager at Unisa, said the institution had experienced gremlins when it changed systems.

“With the change-over of the registration system, the workflow system was affected.

“Her record has been updated and it is noted on the system that she will graduate next April,” said Gough.

She advised Letlatsa to apply for her academic record, which confirmed she had passed the course.

Last month, a frustrated Letlatsa approached Hotline to intervene.

She said she had completed a ­human resources degree but Unisa had not recorded it on their system.

As as result, she missed the graduation ceremony this year and an opportunity to get a salary increase at her workplace.

“Every time you complete a ­degree you get a pay progression and salary upgrade.

“You have to apply every year in April with proof of the qualification. I missed the chance last year and this year,” said Letlatsa.

Gough apologised to Letlatsa for the inconvenience the university caused by not updating its records.

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