It has come to the attention of Umalusi and the Department of Higher Education and Training that many public HEls do not consider applicants whose entry qualification is the National Certificate (Vocational) as an NQF level 4 qualification rather than the well-known and recognised National Senior Certificate. In some cases this may be because the NC (VJ is not known or understood; in other cases it may be because the HEI has not recognised the NC(V) as meeting its [minimum] entry requirements.
Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family of the late Mr Timothy Khoza (MP), a member of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, who passed away in a car accident earlier today. No one can comprehend the grief that the Khoza family must be feeling after this tragic loss of their loved one.
In terms of Section 24 of the National Qualifications Framework Act. Act 67 of 2008, Umalusiis the Quality Council for General and Further Education and Training. Section 27(h) (iii) of the act requires Umalusito ensure the development of such qualifications or part qualifications as are necessary for the sector.
On Wednesday, 22 February 2017, Umalusi presented a comprehensive status report to parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training regarding delays in the issuing of certificates for one of its qualifications, the National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)) which is offered at public and private TVET colleges. The presentation was part of a multi-stakeholder briefing to the portfolio committee by Umalusi, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA).
Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, welcomed two of its newly appointed Council members at a Council meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. The Minister of Basic Education, the Honourable Angie Motshekga (MP), recently appointed Advocate Jeremiah Merabe and Mr Duncan Hindle to fill vacant positions in the Umalusi Council.
Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, conducted a four-hour workshop for the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education in Parliament on Friday, 17 February 2017. The purpose of the workshop was to explain the concept of standardisation of results to members of the Portfolio Committee. The presentation included, inter alia; principles of standardisation, reasons for standardisation decisions taken in the 2016 examinations as well as the entire gamut of the standardisation process.