College in the clear

2018-02-21 06:00
Mashudu Munyai Photo: Teboho Setena

Mashudu Munyai Photo: Teboho Setena

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The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is in the process of evaluating the presentations submitted by four private colleges in Bloemfontein.

Submissions by the four colleges, Bolton, Jeppe, White Stone and Rostec, followed a blitz inspection on 9 February.

These institutions were each issued a letter of contravention by the DHET during the inspection conducted jointly by the Council on Higher Education, South African Qualifications Authority, Umalusi, Council for Quality Assurance in General and the Department of Further Education and Training.

Abraham Monageng, direc­tor: register of private higher education institutions, said: “The department is in the process of evaluating the presentations submitted by Bolton College, including seeking further advice from the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (Sasseta) and the Quality Council on Trades and Occupation (QCTO), on the legitimacy of the Memorandum of Understanding entered into between Bolton College and HJN Training, an accredited institution at Sasseta for the offering of the National Diploma in Policing.

“The department will inform the pu- blic and students on the outcome of the above.”

Monageng said Bolton College was not accre­dited by Sasseta to offer the National Diploma in Policing.

“To this end, the department has requested Bolton College to stop with immediate effect to offer the National Diploma in Policing and submit a presentation,” he said.

On Wednesday (14/02) Bolton College, whose manager is Mashudu Munyai, submitted a presentation to the department.

“Bolton College may continue to register students and offer tuition on all the programmes which have been accredited to the institution by the relevant Quality Council and or delega­ted authorities,” said Monageng.

The inspection was part of the stakeholders’ mission to curb on bogus private colleges operating in Bloemfontein.

Bolton College is accredited by the QCTO to offer the following programmes: Natio­nal Certificates: Financial Management N4 to N6, Engineering Studies N4 to N6, Business Studies N4 to N6, Public Management N4 to N6, Hospitality and Catering N4 to N6, Legal Secretary N4 to N6, Human Resource Ma­nagement N4 to N6, Management Assis­tant N4 to N6, Medical Secretary N4 to N6, Tourism N4 to N6, Office Administration N4 to N6, Marketing Management N4 to N6 and Educare N4 to N6.

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