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Unisa VC visits registration nerve centre to give support to staff and students


In a clear demonstration that Unisa takes seriously the mantra of being a student-centric and service- driven institution, the Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Puleng LenkaBula did a walkabout at the Unisa registration nerve centre at the Sunnyside Campus in Pretoria. She was accompanied by Ms Mathabo Nakene, the Vice Principal : ICT/CIO and Mr Khathu Ramukumba, the Chief Financial Officer.

The Vice Chancellor and the delegation also used the opportunity to compliment staff for the new season as well as assure them of the support of management.

She  expressed her gratitude to registration staff for the smooth and seamless services they were rendering to students. This was affirmed in her engagement with a number of students on-site, who were happy and confirmed that the service was satisfactory and enabling.

It was also apparent that many other students have opted for online registration, demonstrating that Unisa students have adopted the digital systems and digital futures. This is also evident in the number of students who have opted for digital study material, thus expressing the multi-modality of Unisa.

During the visit, the management of the registration centre, led by Mr Vinesh Balmakund, reported that both on-line and walk-in applications and registrations have gone smoothly and according to plan; and that in less than 48 hours more than 103 000 students had been registered for the 2023 academic year.  

“ That our students are now open to opting for digital study materials aids our catalytic niche area on Digitizations and digitilization. We are grateful to staff, students and the portfolio leaders for ensuring that service excellence is reflected in the work of the university and that it will be the hallmark of the Unisa of the future”, concluded Prof LenkaBula.        

Publish date: 2023-01-11 00:00:00.0