More than 14,000 prospective students have registered for placement at an institution of higher learning using the Department’s Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system.
Speaking to Inside Education on Friday, the director of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) central application service, Joel Ramatshepe said 14,674 students registered since January 5.
“There are 14,674 students who have registered and 11,484 of those students had registered themselves and 3,190 used our call centre services,” said Ramatshepe.
Ramatshepe said he was pleased to see students were using the system and continued to urge those who had not applied at an institution of their choice to do so before the system closed at the end of February.
The government online application portal, which started in 2013, was designed for students seeking admission to an institution of higher learning. Students search the databases of institutions to find out where there are places available and which courses are still available.
Ramatshepe said students who met the relevant criteria and had not been offered a place or were looking for a place, could register with CACH, or: contact the toll-free number on 0800 356 635.
Students can also send an SMS of their full names and ID numbers to 49200.
Registration began on Friday, on January 5 and will continue until Wednesday, February 28.