Capricorn TVET College Blamed For Poor Administration


Lerato Masigo

Frustrated students have planned to fight until they secure a space after six students were injured in a stampede ahead of registration process at the Capricorn TVET College in Polokwane on Thursday morning.

The prospective students and those returning back to secure a place to study at the institution descended at the college.

A student has revealed that the stampede started a while after the Campus management announced that the registration will take place from the 15th January 2017.

With the hunger and thirst for education that resulted in students sleeping on streets, a student Elton Malungane said, “I arrived here yesterday, slept here on the streets and I was hopeful that I will register. However, late in the morning we were told registration has been suspended, and will resume on Monday at Peter Mokaba stadium.”

Dozens of Prospective students have been sleeping on the streets for the past two days, hoping to secure a space and yet could not wait for another postponement.

It is believed that the stampede was caused by the miscommunication after being told that the enrolment will start next week, leaving them to force their way into the campus.

While the prospective students wanted the management to hear their frustrations, they put the blame on the poor administration by the management saying had the institution planned properly, the stampede could have been avoided.

Meanwhile the police said they have opened a hit and run case against the motorist who ran over and leaving two students injured who were hoping to get space at the institution.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo the crowd management officers said the injured students were transported to Pietersburg Provincial Hospital for treatment but could not reveal the extent of their injuries.