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bladenzimandeTimesLIVE reports that Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande says Educor colleges will be given time to phase out pipeline students and must reimburse students where it is due.

The department’s director-general Nkosinathi Sishi cancelled the registrations of Educor institutions Damelin, CityVarsity, Lyceum and Icesa City Campus on Friday, saying they had not submitted annual financial statements in 2021 or 2022 or complied with the law. The institutions also had difficulties paying some of their academic staff last year and this year. The four institutions were required to lodge an appeal on or before 26 September 2023, but requested an extension to 28 February. They are now requesting a further extension. On Tuesday, Nzimande briefed media on the implications of the department's decision. He said the institutions could be considered dysfunctional based mostly on daily complaints and concerns received from students, most of which remained unsolved. Nzimande said the institutions were requested on 8 January to respond to a list of allegations of corruption, but had not yet responded. “This is about the credibility of qualifications in South Africa. If we allow one institution to get away with qualifications that are not up to standard, that is the image of the whole country,” he said. Educor also allegedly misrepresented the number of students it had, claiming to have 50,000 students in the system while the true figure was 13,096.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Shonisani Tshikalange at TimesLIVE
  • Read too, Four ‘dysfunctional’ Educor colleges have been deregistered, says Nzimande, at The Citizen

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