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newsCity Press reports about the situation of Siphesihle Ndlovu, who after satisfying herself that Sandton Technical College was properly registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), enrolled for the national certificate in policing law.  

She was among a group of students who attended police law classes two weeks ago.  “I went in and asked for information.  Afterwards I went to the education department to check if it was registered and it was,” she said, adding that she paid a R500 registration fee and signed an agreement with the college to pay R1,500 monthly for the two-year course.  Despite checking with the department, Ndlovu was not aware that DHET investigators had discovered last month that Sandton Technical College was not authorised to offer this particular course.  Ndlovu was puzzled and wanted to know why the DHET had told her the college was registered but did not tell her that some of the courses were not accredited.  The department said it was investigating trends in which private colleges offered additional courses for which they were not accredited.  These colleges often did so in partnership with a different institution which was properly accredited.  Authorities released a strongly worded statement last week warning colleges of the repercussions of breaking the law.  Ndlovu deregistered at Sandton Technical College last week.

  • Read this report by Zamaryrha Peter and Msindisi Fengu in full at City Press
  • Read too, Education department warns students about fake qualifications, at City Press

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