22 July 2013
The IFP calls on the Department of Higher
Education and Training to urgently investigate claims of
non-accredited courses being offered by Mnambithi FET College,
Ezakheni, KwaZulu Natal.
IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr Alfred
Mpontshane, MP, said, “Students became suspicious of
accreditation when they discovered that their examination papers
did not contain any official Departmental logo. The Department
must investigate these suspicions by checking the accreditation
of every course offered at this college.”
Mpontshane further stated that, “If the
college is offering courses that are not accredited by the
Department it is undermining the very fabric of our education
system and possibly destroying lives in the process. Parents and
students can ill-afford wasting money on illegitimate courses.
These young people will find it difficult to find employment if
they graduate with non-accredited courses,” concluded Mpontshane.
The IFP calls on the Minister of Higher
Education Dr Blade Nzimande, to urgently send his Departmental
team to visit Mnambithi FET College to investigate these claims.
The investigation should be extended to other FET Colleges as
Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr
Alfred Mpontshane, MP, 083 441 6201
IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675