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graduate thumb100 Sunday Tribune reports that veteran actor Sello Maake KaNcube recently took to social media to announce that he was now a “doctor”. He also posted pictures of himself being conferred with an honorary doctorate by the Trinity International Bible University.

The pictures caused a stir on social media and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) issued a statement, clarifying that Trinity International Bible University was not a registered private higher education institution, nor was it authorised to offer any qualifications, also not honorary degrees. Gospel singers Winnie Mashaba and Rebecca Malope have also obtained doctorates from the institution. Professor Blade Nzimande, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, said he had become aware of reports on social media of honorary doctorates that have been awarded to some of the country's top celebrities by Trinity International Bible University. He advised that the DHET had written to the university previously, warning it about continuing to operate illegally and urging it to regularise its operations. He also reported that the department had asked the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for guidance on how honorary qualifications should be offered, and by whom. “The department is considering more comprehensive and decisive action against Trinity International Bible University and all other individuals or institutions, who continue to undermine the department's regulations,” Nzimande stated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Alyssia Birjalal at Sunday Tribune

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