The numerous petitions are said to have stemmed from an admission requirement for the Grade R Teaching Diploma qualification.
According to the university, students ought to have proof of employment in Grade R as per the Department of Basic Education (DBE) requirement of the qualification.
It has been reported that these Education students are facing deregistration should they fail to provide Unisa with this proof.
Students argue this is in direct contravention of national policy.
As per the proof of employment for this qualification, the Unisa student structure said it is in constant engagement with the university's executive to ensure that the matter is resolved.
In an interview, Unisa Student Representative Council (SRC) chairperson, Inganathi Kethwa shared:
University students were complaining about their status not being changed after they have completed their degrees, which makes their qualifications very questionable.
The institution is also currently undergoing its standard audits - this process verifies whether the student has met all of the university's merits before awarding the student with the qualification.
Kethwa alleges that the institution is very incompetent in making sure that it speeds up the auditing process and changes the individual student's statuses.
The student structure has confirmed that it will put pressure on the institution's management so that the process is easily sped up.