Make sure tertiary institution is sound
AN education expert has warned matriculants not to fall prey to “bogus colleges” just because they feel pressured to sign up for tertiary education.
The general manager at The Independent Institute of Education, Peter Kriel, said thousands of learners were in the unexpectedly happy position – owing to the country’s pass rate – of having received a bachelor’s pass, and therefore qualifying for further study.
“Those who didn’t make provision for this eventuality may now find themselves in a situation where they no longer need to settle for their Plan B, but can in fact go for Plan A, realising their dreams of pursuing a degree, but with no place at university yet.”
Kriel warned that matriculants needed to take extra special care to ensure that they were signing up for the right qualification, for the right reason, at the right institution.