Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has advised potential students get in touch with the department’s call centre to confirm the existence of private educational institutions prior to registering.
The minister pointed out the fact that there were phony institutions which were not registered with the Department of Education and happen to be illegitimate.
A number of institutions at the same time offered a number of subjects to try and force students to sign up however , were actually teaching various other subjects. This really is an attempt to obtain additional funds from students.
He said prospective students need to call 0800 872222 to confirm with the department whether or not the institution was in fact registered with the department as well as verify what subject matter they were registered to offer.
Earlier this week, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa stated that police were prepared and would definitely clamp down on fraudulent institutions.
Operations are going to be undertaken throughout the country aimed towards unregistered schools, colleges and universities additionally, the special investigative team, which probes such institutions, is going to be reinforced with additional personnel