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Bogus colleges should be avoided by students

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Bogus colleges should be avoided by students

Bogus colleges should be avoided by students.Millions of students face the risk of falling prey to fraudulent college operators, wasting years pursuing qualifications that hold no recognition.

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Consequences of Registering with Fraudulent Colleges

Students registering with bogus colleges risk obtaining credentials and qualifications unrecognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) or the Department of Education.

Government Action Against Fake Schools

In 2018, the Department of Higher Education successfully prosecuted 40 individuals involved in operating fake schools. Collaborative efforts with law enforcement aim to eliminate these fraudulent institutions.

International Influence on Bogus College Schemes

Some scams are orchestrated by international influences, prompting collaboration between South African authorities and entities like the FBI to dismantle these schemes.

Encouragement for Vigilance and Research

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Buti Manamela, urges the public to conduct thorough research before enrolling in any institution. Collaboration between the public and the department is essential to shut down bogus schools.

Department List of Accredited Institutions

The Department provides a list of accredited universities and FET colleges in South Africa to help students verify the legitimacy of educational institutions.

Verification Process for Students

Students are advised to consult the online registers or contact the department’s toll-free number (0800 872 222) to verify the registration status of institutions.

Conclusion

In the face of rising fraudulent college schemes, students are warned to exercise caution and verify the legitimacy of educational institutions. Government actions, both locally and internationally, aim to eradicate these scams, emphasizing the importance of collaboration for a safer educational landscape.

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.

Conclusion

The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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