Sol Plaatje University was honoured to host the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manemela and his personal staff on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.
The purpose of Mr Manemela’s visit was to undertake a readiness check on our arrangements for Registration which begins on Monday, 25 January 2019.
Professor Mary Jean Baxen, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, provided a context within which our Registration should be assessed, that is, in terms of our growing enrolment and student profile, our core values, our academic vision and our evolving academic plan.
SRC members assured and confirmed to the Deputy Minister the University’s level and degree of readiness.
“The University is ready and can even register students tomorrow,” they added.
The SRC voiced their concerns about the possible changes to the funding available from SETAs and whether the NSFAS readiness would work as well in practice as intended.
Other concerns expressed were around matters of clearing the backlog of late applications and funding for those who had applied late.
The effectiveness of the current Central Applications Clearing House and the future Central Applications Service were also discussed.
Members of NEHAWU expressed their desire to be part of wider University processes.
The Deputy Minister was invited to return for a comprehensive tour of our campuses.
Source Sol Plaatje University