How To Spot Bogus Colleges

Tuesday, 9 March, 2021 - 14:29
Raigan Cloete

As the academic year gets started, many bogus colleges are popping up. For more on this, keep on reading.



Parents, guardians and students are encouraged to do their research before applying to any tertiary institution.

As the academic year begins many fake colleges prey on unsuspecting individuals looking for placement at colleges.

Before making any payment or entering into a contractual agreement with a private college, the student must confirm the registration status of the college with the Department of Education.

Before registering, make sure that the institution or programme is registered and accredited by consulting the Register of Private Higher Education Institutions:

Enquiries on the registration status of private FET colleges and private HE institutions must be directed to the national Department of Education at 012 312 5878 and 012 312 5320 respectively.

For further details regarding the list of provisionally registered colleges, contact the Department of Education on 080 073 4338. Enquiries can be faxed to 012 323 8817.


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