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Educor Deregistered 13,000 Colleges

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Educor Deregistered 13,000 Colleges

Educor Deregistered 13,000 Colleges. The Higher Education Department has revoked the registration of Damelin, Lyceum, City Varsity, and Icesa City Campus, leaving the future studies of 13,096 students in jeopardy. Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has advised the affected students on the way forward.

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Concerns and Issues

There have been longstanding concerns about the future of Educor group of colleges, with students reporting closed campuses, missing lecturers, and no response on exam marks. This week, the Department of Higher Education and Training canceled the registration of the aforementioned colleges, prohibiting them from registering any more students.

Minister Nzimande explained at a media briefing that while the law allows for the establishment of private colleges and higher education institutions, these institutions are required to be both registered and accredited. Accreditation ensures the quality of courses offered, while registration focuses on the financial viability of the institution to ensure they can remain operational and students won’t be disadvantaged if the college closes down mid-course.

Reasons for De-Registration

The Minister confirmed that the colleges had their registration canceled due to gross compliance failures, such as failing to submit their annual financial statements and tax clearance certificates for 2021 and 2022, as proof of financial viability.

Student and Staff Complaints

The Minister noted that the colleges were dysfunctional, receiving daily complaints and grievances from students and staff regarding poor quality of teaching and learning, lack of admin support, poorly qualified lecturers, lack of professionalism, exploitation of poor students, non-payment of staff salaries, among other issues.

Way Forward for Students

Students currently registered at the colleges within the group will be given a phase-out period, allowing them to continue their studies until completion. The Educor group must submit a plan to the Department within two weeks, explaining how they will facilitate this transition and find alternative institutions for the students where necessary. The Department will also assist students in finding alternatives for their studies.

The group must provide transcripts to students and issue fee refunds when due. They are required to have a fidelity fund to cover the cost of fee refunds when necessary. Minister Nzimande expressed concern about the current management of Educor and warned against engaging in a public relations exercise to spin the situation rather than addressing the problems. He encouraged staff with labor law problems to seek assistance from the CCMA or the Labor Court.

Conclusion

The de-registration of Educor colleges has significant implications for students and staff. The Minister’s assurances regarding the phase-out period and assistance in finding alternative institutions offer some hope for affected students, but the situation highlights the importance of compliance and quality assurance in higher education institutions.

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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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