newsBusinessLive reports that a newly published report by the Treasury shows that technical and vocational colleges are deeply dysfunctional.  

Only 2% of students completing courses within the minimum time and only 10% completing the three-year course in six years.  The technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system caters for students who opt for a technical education instead of matric and offers tertiary qualifications for matriculants with a diploma pass.  The Department of Higher Education has poured an increasing share of its budget into the colleges rather than the universities in an attempt to place the college system at the heart of post-school training.  But the report shows that much of this has been wasted as few students complete their courses.


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