Long Lines of prospective students queued outside universities this week hoping to be admitted at the last minute.
Among them was Bonolo Mabokela, who was at the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway campus.
She applied in April 2019 to study towards a degree in film and production, and was provisionally accepted pending the release of her matric results.
Although Mabokela passed her matric at Noordwyk Secondary in Midrand last year, she fell short of two points to secure a place for her preferred degree. She is now enquiring about studying towards a diploma instead.
“I’m so desperate, I can study anything right now. I have already been accepted by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) but I’m still struggling to find a place. I could study for the same qualification at a private college, but Nsfas doesn’t fund students there,” she said. Mabokela said she wanted to study to succeed and help her family.
At the University of Witwatersrand nearby, Tokologo Malatsi was accepted for a general Bachelor of Science degree. He applied in October 2019 but travelled to the university to confirm. Malatsi was worried about financing his studies. He had not applied to Nsfas because it was too late for him to do so.
“It’s tough out there. I need to get a good job,” Malatsi said.
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