In this episode of Student Life, our hosts Nande, Cassey and Buku talk to guests from The South African Department of Higher Education and Training Thandeka Langa and Abigail Baloyi.

In the first part of the video we read a letter from a matriculant who says: I am a matriculant and have been accepted in two different institutions, a private college and a university, but I don’t know which one to choose, in terms of reputation or what it really means to attend a college or university. The college offers a National certificate while the university offers a degree. I need clarity on this, and I would also like to know why I don’t qualify for certain courses because of my marks. How important is my credit score when making an application for admission and for bursary?

Watch this part of the video and see what they had to say in response to the letter:

In the second part of the show, we talk about the different qualifications that you get such as your degrees, diplomas, higher certificates, as well as finding accredited institutions. Our guests from  the Department of Higher Education help us shed light on the importance of locating accredited institutions and the various courses one can do. Watch the video below for the second part of the show: