Director of Registrations at Department Of Higher Education, Dr. Shaheeda Essack warns students looking for opportunities to study at institutions of higher learning to be on the lookout for institutions offering false qualifications.
She says students need to ensure that these institutions are registered and accredited with relevant authorities such as Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) and Quality Council For Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
Any programme offered outside of that framework needs to be questioned and challenged, ask what's going on.— Dr. Shaheeda Essack, Director Of Registrations at Department Of Higher Education
There is a huge problem with the phenomenon of diplomas because there is a huge demand for that. Any institution wishing to offer a diploma program need to be accredited with DHET or QCTO.— Dr. Shaheeda Essack, Director Of Registrations at Department Of Higher Education
Essack says students can go to the DHET website to see a list of accredited private higher education and private colleges.
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