Educor colleges given until 2025 to phase out students

Posted on March 27 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

The Department of Higher Education is encouraging students enrolled in deregistered Educor colleges to transfer to alternative institutions.

According to the department, CityVarsity, Damelin, Icesa City Campus, and Lyceum have until the end of next year to facilitate the transition of their students. Dr. Shaheeda Essack from the department stated that the decision to deregister these colleges is in the students' best interests.

These colleges, which are owned by the private education provider Educor, have faced various allegations, including concerns about the quality of education and staff payment issues.

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has announced that the colleges have until the end of the year to phase out current enrolled students and are prohibited from admitting new ones.

Nzimande emphasized that before Educor brands can be considered dysfunctional, they must address the department's concerns regarding financial viability and unresolved student complaints.

The department pledges to assist affected students, many of whom will need to seek alternative learning institutions to complete their studies.

Educor, as stated on its website, is the largest private education provider in Southern Africa.