New registrar boasts experience

2019-05-08 06:00
Nikile Ntsababa

Nikile Ntsababa

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The University of the Free State (UFS) appointed a new registrar following approval by the UFS Council at its quarterly meeting held on 15 March.

Nikile Ntsababa started in this new position on 1 May. took up the position of Registrar at UFS on 1 May.

Ntsababa held the position of registrar at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) from April 2012 to April this year. Before that, he was the deputy registrar at the same institution from April 2009 to March 2012.

“Ntsababa is an experienced and knowledgeable university registrar with ten years of senior management experience in institutional compliance, regulatory compliance, academic administration and university records management,” said Prof. Francis Petersen, rector and vice-chancellor of the UFS.

“His history of senior roles in the higher education sector has the advantage of a very good understanding regarding the dynamics, context, and challenges that the position of registrar brings.”

Ntsababa holds a postgraduate diploma in Records and Archives Management of the University of Fort Hare, a Master of Public Administration of the Nelson Mandela University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication of the University of Fort Hare.

Some of the further certification and short courses he has completed includes a Certificate in International Higher Education Management from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State in the USA, and a Compliance Management Certificate from the University of Cape Town.He is also a certified ethics officer.

Ntsababa also served as director of governance at the University of Fort Hare from September 2007 to March 2009, and as faculty manager of management and commerce at the same institution from January 2004 to August 2007.

“I look forward to working at the UFS and sharing my knowledge and experience of higher education legislation and the associated regulatory processes, requirements, and trends in this sector,” said Ntsababa.


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