DA welcomes UNISA being placed under administration

Issued by Chantel King MP – DA Shadow Minister for Higher Education
09 Aug 2023 in News

The DA welcomes the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande’s decision to put UNISA under administration. We have called for the embattled institution to be placed under administration after allegations that UNISA failed to mark nearly a third of submitted assignments in the first semester.

Court papers filed by suspended registrar, Prof Steward Mothata, further revealed that almost 38% of first year students in 2022 failed half their modules, and that 37 813 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursary recipients failed to pass a single module.

We hope that this decision will be a valuable means for the once proud university to correct course and once again offer its thousands of students a top-quality higher education.

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