“When people think of further study, they often think that the only worthwhile option is degree study at a public university. This could not be further from the truth,” says Elbie Liebenberg, Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy, which serves more than 20 000 South African distance learning students every year.
Making the decision to pursue a higher education is always a positive step forward. However, choosing the best course and following the application process can be complicated and daunting. Here are the steps to submitting your application if you are planning to study through Unisa
The Department of Higher Education and Training has informed the Skills Portal that they have withdrawn the press release they issued on Friday the 8th September claiming that a bogus university was launching in Johannesburg.
Tertiary education is broken. Universities as they currently exist and function cannot last much longer and nor should they. The dropout rate in South Africa's universities is high, while our graduation rate is low, far lower than the "ideal" rate of 25% set in the National Plan for Higher Education (Department of Education, 2001). This suggests that our tertiary education system is in crisis and needs a dramatic overhaul if it is to help shape the future of South Africa.
The changes to the application process at Unisa will affect both new and existing students. Applicants will only be permitted to apply online via the Student Portal and those who do not follow the new process will be barred from registering.