Beware of Bogus Colleges

With South Africa's Matric pass rate at an historical high, many thousands of learners are in the unexpectedly happy position of having received a Bachelor's pass, and therefore qualifying for further study. South African Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, has warned prospective students not to fall for bogus colleges, which can cost precious time and money with no return at the end, but to ensure that they sign up at a registered and accredited institution. He says ensuring that an institution and qualification is above board, by doing the relevant checks, is indeed a crucial step before one even considers enrolling. Nola Payne, Head of Faculty for Information and Communications Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, South Africa's private higher education institution, spoke to Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange on the line...