Prospective students scramble for spot at DUT

Prospective students scramble for spot at DUT

With just days to go until the start of the new academic year, course registrations have left some prospective students scrambling.  

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The admissions process at tertiary institutions is in full swing, with returning and first-time students signing up for the new year. 

Newswatch spoke to two students who have passed matric but don't have a place to study yet. 

Baya-Vuya Jiba has travelled from the Eastern Cape to Durban to try to secure a spot at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). 

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She has not applied for admission but is willing to wait until something becomes available. 

"It's very frustrating. I wake upcoming here without hope. I am just coming for the sake of coming." 

Manqoba Mnyeni from Richards Bay says he applied in time last year, and he met the requirements, but he has been told to wait by DUT.

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"I got a call from DUT. They told me that I must come and register for analytical chemistry, so I came. I tried to register, but they said they do not have my results."

The DUT says for 2020; it's received 13 times more than the number of spots it has available. 

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