Students Urged To Register At Universities
Prospective students are being urged to register at universities as higher learning institutions across South Africa have opened their registrations.
After matric students have received their results many have awaited their final admissions from higher education institutions. Those students who have been offered a spot at a university are urged to register to secure that spot as universities across South Africa open up their registrations to prospective students.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the registration process at universities has been altered to comply with safety protocols. Many universities have moved their registration online and are offering on campus assistance for students who struggle with this process.
At the Central University of Technology (CUT) in the Free State, where matrics achieved the highest pass rate of 85.1%, the university spokesperson said that their registrations will take place online from 5 March 2021.
She says that the university has provided a step by step video guide on how to register for the prospective students. Students at other universities should look out for these guides which show them how they should go about registering for their chosen courses.
She also says that students will be allowed to come onto campus should they need any help with online registrations, but this will be limited to 50 people at a time. This is so that CUT can remain Covid-19 compliant and crowding can be avoided.
Many universities are not allowing walk-ins for students to be helped with online registration and the Student Representative Council at the University of the Free State has appealed to the management to allow this because they are experiencing many issues with online registrations, due to glitches in technology.
If you are a prospective student needing help with registration, do make sure to contact the university to see if they provide on campus assistance with registration before arriving to the campus, as you might be turned away.
If you are going to campus be sure to take note of all the Covid-19 protocols such as sanitizing before entering, wearing a mask which covers both the mouth and nose and social distancing.
NSFAS has opened its application season for learners and out-of-school youth who will be studying at public universities and TVET colleges in 2022. However, some applicants have had trouble finding their courses listed on the NSFAS website.
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