Unisa Extends Application And Registration Period

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The University of South Africa has once again called all prospective student to utilize the online platform for the 2018 academic year, as the application has been extended to Tuesday 23rd  January 2017 while the closing date for registration has been moved to 30 January.

Last week the institution re-opened applications for the first-time undergraduate students.

Following a strike by the  National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), disrupting the applications and demanding the wage increase of 12% salary across the board while the employer is offering 7% from the previous 6.5%, it was urged that the application and registrations to be extended.

As this will allow the university to process all applications before registrations closes, following a strike by employees.

Unisa’s Michael Temane has urged all applicants and students to use the online platform for application and registration.

“Following the labour dispute that started on Wednesday and the disruption of our applications and registrations, Unisa management took the decision to extend our applications and registrations,” he said.

Students came out in numbers to queue outside various institutions of higher learning to secure a place of admission, despite universities discouraging walk-ins and those with late applications still hoping to be accepted.