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uates in the tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion,” reads part of the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor pol­icy.

Univer­sity of Swazi­land has also con­firmed that prevocational sub­jects are not con­sid­ered when high school leavers ap­ply at least till the cour­ses have been ac­cred­ited by Cam­bridge. The univer­sity only con­sider IGCSE sub­jects for ad­mis­sion in high school leavers. Sim­i­larly, Wil­liam Pitcher Col­lege also re­quires that stu­dents have at least two cred­its and four passes in the sub­jects taught at pri­mary school if they will be pri­mary school teach­ers.


Sub­jects the di­rec­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion Dr Si­bongile Dlamini Mntshali says the min­istry is work­ing on hav­ing prevocational be­ing ac­cred­ited by Cam­bridge.

She al­luded to fact that ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions did not ac­cept pupils with the prevocational cer­tifi­cates say­ing they did not recog­nise the cer­tifi­cate as it is dif­fer­ent from the one from Cam­bridge. She said two col­leges be­ing SCOT and Voc­tim have in­di­cated that will even­tu­ally ac­cept pupils who had prevocational cer­tifi­cates and urged par­ents not to panic.

She added that once the prevocational sub­jects have been ac­cred­ited other in­sti­tu­tions will fol­low suit and ac­cept the pupils with­out a hus­tle. The di­rec­tor spec­u­lated that the 2018 co­hort maybe the first to ob­tain ac­cred­ited cer­tifi­cates.

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