Monday, August 05, 2019

Mom pays R14k for ‘useless’ diploma

A mom from Lotus River claims that she wants her money back after she completed a health course only to find her qualification is useless as the college is not registered. The 40-year-old woman says in 2016, after seeing posters, she applied for the Community Health Course at the Kayamandi Elderly Nursing College in Wynberg. The mother of six says she paid the college R14 100 for the year-long course, which would have allowed her to provide home-based care to the sick, frail and elderly. The woman asked not to be named as this might jeopardise future job opportunities. She wanted to empower herself by furthering her qualifications. She claims that she spent most of her behind desk as a full time student and did exams also had graduation ceremony. She even received a trophy for top achiever, she came second in the class. In 2018, when she applied to do another course at a different college, she discovered her certificate was a dud. According IOL, The angry woman says she contacted HWSETA herself and was told the college is not on their system. Added that when they filled in their forms at Kayamandi Elderly Nursing College, the HWSETA name was on the forms, then they believed it was registered. The frustrated mother has since opened a case of fraud at Wynberg SAPS. Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirmed Cases of fraud are under investigation by the Wynberg police in connection with complainants who studied at a college and only received certificates of attendance as they allegedly did not finish their portfolio of evidence (POE However, the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) says the institution is registered with them. He confirmed the course exam is written under the supervision of HWSETA as the Assessment Quality Partner “after completion the theory, practicals, and the workplace experimental training”.

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Mandlenkosi Mde

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