Unisa’s Durban campus has reached an agreement to open their registration offices during weekends until the deadline on 25th January.
This comes after the institution admitted to struggling to deal with the long queues outside their campus due to new and returning students waiting to register.
“This past weekend we had reached an agreement to open our registration offices on weekends as the deadline for registration is on 25 January,” said Unisa spokesperson Martin Ramotshela to IOL News.
Unisa employees were only able to deal with 1000 students a day, but more than 3 000 student were in the queues. The long queues had been winding around the campus, while some potential students resorted to camping overnight to ensure they were attended to the next day.
“We are also concerned about the vulnerability of these students, because we do not want a repeat of last years incidents where people were robbed, one women was raped, and another went missing,” noted member of the SRC, Nkanyiso Zwide.
Ramotshela advised students to register online rather than queue outside the institution, adding that only those who needed assistance to navigate around the courses they were choosing and had no internet access should be in the queue.
“Only if a student needs a warm body to help them with registration or needs to talk to career advises should they be in the queue,” added Ramotshela.
[Source – IOL News]