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Thousands of matriculants now face the challenge and financial strain of getting into tertiary institutions.
Private colleges, universities and technikons have started advertising their services. But are they all legitimate, or will unsuspecting youths find themselves with fake qualifications in three years' time?
The Young Communist League (YCL) has warned all matriculants not to be lured by unregistered institutions that promise education at lower fees.
"These fly-by-night institutions rip off unsuspecting youth who go there hoping to be professionals one day," said Castro Ngobese, YCL spokesman.
Ngobese said parents should not take their children to these colleges because they are cheap. Financial aid is offered at government institutions to students who cannot afford fees.
Panyaza Lesufi, spokesman for the Education Department, said: "We advise people to check with the department if an institution is registered before they pay registration fees.
"It is illegal for them to operate without the approval of the department. We have had to close some of these institutions in the past, but that has always been the last resort," Lesufi said.
To check if an institution is registered, telephone011-355-0000.