Unisa Student Council Debunks Claims of Fake Qualifications

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South Africa’s biggest distance learning university has been receiving negative media regarding the quality of qualifications. This led to some of the university’s alumni panicking and prospective students being in doubt. 


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In 2020, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Blade Nzimande raised concerns about the quality of programmes and the issue of instability in the senior management of the University of South Africa (Unisa), amongst many things.

It is for this reason that the government launched an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct and maladministration at the university.

Referring to this investigation, former political leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters and Abantu Batho Congress Mandisaa Mashego has pointed out that Unisa is becoming a university that one cannot rely on because of its legitimacy.

On the public platform, Mashego also mentioned that Unisa does not comply with the Education Act and with its own act that stipulates that it is a distance learning university.

According to the university’s National Student Representative Council (NSRC) Mashego also said Unisa's qualifications are fake, and in a statement, this student council said:

We reject these utterances with the highest contempt and disgust.

According to the Council, such words are damnatory and have a possible harmful effect or influence on the futures of Unisa graduates. Some Unisa alumni have also shown concern, on the other hand, some of them were fighting back at the negative allegations that have been leveled against their institution.

It is for this reason that the NSRC takes great concern to the negative social media assertions about Unisa qualifications which are unfounded. 

When setting the record straight in a media briefing, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula highlighted that the image that is being painted of the university is not consonant with the actual practice but also the knowledge that's produced by the university.

Unisa Autumn Graduations 2023

On 22 March 2023, the university resumed with its Autumn graduation in Pretoria, and approximately 35,000 students are expected to be conferred during this ceremony as the university celebrates its 150th Anniversary.

As per the university’s round of graduation ceremonies, Unisa has confirmed that they will run from 22 March to 8 June 2023, and 87 ceremonies are expected to be held at seven regions.

University graduation ceremonies are milestones as they showcase students’ successes and completion of the educational and research processes.

 

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