Remote areas targeted by bogus college runners

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GALOOME SHOPANE Rural and remote areas are the latest target of bogus college runners.

This is according to Mandla Buthelezi from the national department of higher education.

He says since the establishment of a national task team on bogus colleges they have realised the mushrooming of these colleges in far flung areas.

“As department we have been able to actually contain the problem, but the problem is not gone. It is still there because these people who run bogus colleges are advanced,” he says.

Buthelezi says as the department tries to catch up with them they will find new ways of how they can beat the department. They are “very innovative,” he adds.

He states that “we are also strengthening the campaign so that we can reach even those far flung areas so that people can be empowered.”

Buthelezi says colleges cannot offer courses willy-nilly, they have to be registered for the specific courses which they want to offer.