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As the academic year starts, many students carry debt from the previous year. This debt impacts both students and the universities that these students study at.

 


New and returning students may now register at Intec College for the 2022 academic year. Here is how they may register.


Many universities around South Africa have made it mandatory for their staff and students to receive the vaccination against Covid-19 in order for them to access their campuses. Student Union SAUS has strongly opposed this and students have threatened to protest over the matter. 


As the academic year is about to begin, prospective students, make their way to Gauteng to further their studies. Santaco has launched a campaign to help students protect themselves from criminals.


As the new year kicks off, certain colleges have kept their applications open to allow students the chance to apply before the 2022 academic year begins. While certain colleges have closing dates, the rest do not have strict closing dates.


In as much as we know for sure that the future is uncertain, obtaining a qualification is still the greatest feeling for any graduate when they have reached their goal. But now, how can fresh graduates enter the job market?


Many prospective university and college students struggle to find their feet in the first year of their studies. AdV-Tech academic director, Felicity Coughlan shares some useful tips which will help them to have a successful first year. 


The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has announed the launch of new tertiary funding for students. This fund aims to ensure that more students are given the opportunity to pursue their tertiary studies. 


Candidates who recently sat to write the Accounting Board exam went through a challenging experience after facing technical difficulties on the day of their exam. Plans are now in place to resolve the issues that potentially put the careers of aspiring Chartered Accountants in jeopardy. 

 


Bridging courses are effective in making the transition from high school to university much easier in the form of a short, preparatory course. There are a number of universities in South Africa that offer these course types.

 


A number of universities all over the country have publicized their own Covid-19 policies regarding how teaching will continue in the 2022 academic year. As these policies continue to trickle out, universities have also taken this opportunity to share their respective stances on mandatory vaccination.


Some schools have continued to withhold reports, causing frustration among parents who desperately need a way to track their children's progress in school. An organisation has stepped in effort to put an end to this. 


Many well-known public figures have received honorary degrees from institutions of higher learning. Some have even fallen victim to receiving bogus honorary doctorates from unregistered institutions. The onus is on the Department of Higher Education and Training to ensure that something is done about this, as this is a criminal offence. 


Covid-19 has changed the lives of everyone across the globe. Institutions of higher learning had to take major decisions to overcome some of their difficulties.


While institutions of higher learning debate mandatory vaccination, university and college students could be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test before attending in-person classes. This comes after some of the major universities in the country shared their intentions to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy in public.


Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande has expressed his condolences to the families of five lecturers from a college in the Eastern Cape who were found dead after a car crash. 


Gaining access to Higher Education remains a challenge for millions of students in South Africa because they are unable to afford it. However, with the help of the graduates who are raising funds, many will be able to enrol at university.


The South African Student Congress Organization (SASCO) has come out to reject any attempts by institutions of higher learning to enforce vaccination. The student congress says vaccination should be a choice not compulsory.  


There are now discussions happening about making the vaccination students compulsory. So far, South Africa has administered millions of vaccines to South Africans, a large number being that of the youth.


Now that anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, the Department of Higher Education has stepped in to assist. Vaccination sites are set up at Universities across the country.


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