The Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade urges students and parents to be extra careful and guard against being conned by bogus institutions of higher education as registration for 2017 academic year is over.
“As the rush to secure a spot at institutions of higher learning has decreased some people are still looking for placements and could fall prey to bogus institutions. For years many students have found themselves paying hefty amounts of money to non-registered institutions,” said Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP National Youth Brigade National Chairperson MP.
“Parents and students need to check before registration whether the institution is accredited with the Council of Higher Education. Bogus colleges are destroying people’s lives and toying with the future of the nation. Every year thousands of students and their parents are fleeced out of millions of rand by fraudsters who set up bogus colleges,” continued Hlengwa.
“As the IFPYB we are calling upon the police and SAQA to clamp down on all fly-by-night institutions. The law must take its course against anyone found to be running a bogus institution. Students must be cautious of the bogus colleges offering unaccredited programmes,” concluded Hlengwa.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP
National Chairperson: IFP Youth Brigade
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