Unisa Denies Hiring Unqualified Staff

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Unisa has come under scrutiny after some of its staff members accused the university of recruiting unqualified staff in top positions. They have also said that this is not the first time that this has happened.


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The University of South Africa (Unisa) has disputed claims that some of its staff members were recruited to managerial positions without possessing the necessary qualifications.

This comes after some staff members at the University accused the institution of appointing some members into senior positions without the correct qualifications. 

They now want to take legal action but the University has denied the allegations.

One of the appointments that have raised eyebrows is that of Mrs M Gandela as the Acting Executive Dean of the College of Accounting Sciences.

The disgruntled staffer explains that appointments are not made in accordance with the University’s policy and that Gandela is underqualified for the position.

A person who should be acting in that position is a candidate who holds a PhD qualification. So in our view, the appointment of Gandela as acting Executive is irregular because she has lower qualifications than those required.

The staffers have also said that, if necessary, they plan to take the university to court for failure to abide by its own policies.

In response, Unisa told reporters that it has since resolved to appoint Dr Mlungisi Hlongwane as the Acting Executive Dean. 

The institution also acknowledged that the position should have been filled much sooner than anticipated and that the former Executive Dean vacated the post abruptly adding that the Deputy Executive Dean acted accordingly as required to ensure stability in the college.
 


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