Students urged to verify private colleges

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The Department of Higher Education and Training has urged students,
parents
and guardians to ensure that the institutions they enrol with are legally
registered.

This as the department is inundated with complaints from students who
have
fallen prey to bogus, illegal or unregistered private Further Education and
Training
(FET) colleges.

The department encouraged people to call the toll-free number, 0800 87
2222,
to make sure the institution is recognised and registered.

Students can check for themselves the registration status of any private FET
college target="_new">by logging on to the DHET website

Any private college that offers occupational and trades qualifications must
provide proof of accreditation by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
(QCTO) or a relevant body. - SAnews.gov.za

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