Byline: Thendo Funyufunyu

Monday, 16 January 2023

Gert Sibande TVET College in Evander campus open registration for new student until Tuesday, 17 January 2023, thereafter they will commence with registration for returning student.

The registration committee is overwhelmed to see large number of new students showing up for registration, which makes them realise that TVET Colleges are now no longer a second option to people in South Africa but a first option of where learners can further their studies since graduates from TVET college have huge impact to development of the country through the skills they acquire throughout their studies.

Mr Mzukisi Mbethe, Student Liaison Officer stated that when the registration opened on Monday, 09 January 2022 new students showed up in large numbers with an estimated number of over 800 students at the gate during first day of registration which amongst those some are walk-in and some only wanted to finalise their registration after they had applied online and also completed their placement test.

Sina Dladla-Nkosi, Chairperson of Registration Team at GS College in Evander further stated that online registration is allowed but that does not guarantee anyone space at the college until the prospective student showed up with required document by the college at the campus like placement test results and APS score together with required certified documents.

“GS College registration team encourages all other upcoming students at their institution to write their placement test on time to avoid sleeping at the gate during registration which is not good for anyone who’s coming from far place, also those who did not get a space or registered this time are encouraged to come back again on the second trimester to register as other courses are already full now,” said Dladla-Nkosi.

“I slept at the gate waiting to register because we were many, if I can recall, I was number 103 on the list but am glad that now I managed to register with the help of student representative in different organisation such as SASCO and EFF,” said Luyanda Lucia Vilakazi, a new registered GS College Student.

Sibonginkosi Ntshangase, President of the SRC at Evander campus stated he was excited to see the registration process going smoothly without any disruption or delay because of certain matters.

“We are overwhelmed to see everything going smoothly so far as student representatives and to see that other courses are already filled up is a huge progress for our institution.

We call out to prospective students to come and register for engineering courses as there is still space available,” encouraged the President .

Njabulo Mngoma, Regional Secretary of SASCO who is deployed by the organisation said the student organisation was thrilled to see that all students are getting equal help without any discrimination.

“Student organisations can see that the registration process is going according to plan the students have not yet closed the campus gate in retaliation to disagreements with college registration team or campus manager,” said Mngoma with pride.