Stu­dents flock to city var­sity

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THE SOL Plaatje Univer­sity in Kim­ber­ley has seen an in­flux of prospec­tive stu­dents at­tempt­ing to se­cure space to study at the univer­sity.

Spokesper­son for the univer­sity Mosima Mehlape said on Fri­day that this num­ber had per­cep­ti­bly in­creased af­ter the re­lease of the ma­tric re­sults.

“Our ad­mis­sions depart­ment has been work­ing tire­lessly to en­sure all walk-ins are as­sisted. We have thus far re­ceived more than 3 800 ap­pli­ca­tions.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mehlape, the univer­sity is still ac­cept­ing late ap­pli­ca­tions for all un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes with the ex­cep­tion of the Bcom and Higher Cer­tifi­cate in Her­itage Stud­ies.

“The clos­ing date for late ap­pli­ca­tions is de­pen­dent on the avail­abil­ity of space for the pro­grammes.”

She added that due to the large num­ber of walk-ins re­ceived, the univer­sity was cur­rently pro­cess­ing a large num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions.

“Ap­pli­cants are asked to be pa­tient as the univer­sity takes due care in pro­cess­ing and fi­nal­is­ing the out­stand­ing ap­pli­ca­tions.”

For the 2020 aca­demic year, the univer­sity can only ac­com­mo­date 780 un­der­grad­u­ate reg­is­tered stu­dents.

Mehlape pointed out that a new pro­gramme has been in­tro­duced this year, a Higher Cer­tifi­cate in Court In­ter­pret­ing, for stu­dents in­ter­ested in the in­ter­pret­ing sec­tor.

“Late ap­pli­ca­tions are still be­ing ac­cepted for this pro­gramme and fur­ther de­tails can be ob­tained from the univer­sity’s web­site.”

Reg­is­tra­tion for first-year stu­dents will take place on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 30 and Fri­day, Jan­uary 31.

Re­turn­ing stu­dents can reg­is­ter from Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 3 to Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 5, while late reg­is­tra­tion will take place on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 and Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 7.

The of­fi­cial first year’s wel­come will take place on Fe­bru­ary 8 and lec­tures will start on Fe­bru­ary 10.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the fol­low­ing pro­grammes are still be­ing ac­cepted by the univer­sity:


• Diploma in Re­tail Man­age­ment • Ad­vanced Diploma in Man­age­ment


• Bach­e­lor of Arts


• Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence

• Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Data Sci­ence

• Diploma in ICT in Ap­pli­ca­tions De­vel­op­ment

• Ad­vanced Diploma in ICT – Ap­pli­ca­tions De­vel­op­ment


• Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion – In­ter­me­di­ate Phase

• Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion – Se­nior & FET Phase

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the pro­grammes, in­clud­ing re­quire­ments, stu­dents are urged to down­load the prospec­tus from the univer­sity’s web­site.

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