Make sure ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tion is sound

Pretoria News - - METRO -

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.

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