The University of South Africa (Unisa) says it is of the view that there is a campaign aiming to tarnish the name and the credibility of the institution.
Unisa has defended the quality of its qualifications following a leaked ministerial report that claims there is corruption and mismanagement.
The report stated that the tertiary institution was a qualifications factory.
Unisa spokesperson Victor Dlamini says he hasn’t seen the report.
He says, “My sense is that it is quite frustrating that as soon as the university has got majority black students there is always this aspersion around the quality – both of the education and the qualification. We saw during this transition where there was this extract fear of the lowering of standard because it is an insult on all the hard work of the faculty as well as the students who work hard.”
Below is an interview with Dlamini:
Nzimande admitted that the report was leaked, but says he will take necessary steps once he has considered it.
Last month, angry Unisa students said they are still waiting for their academic certificates: