Not only do they decry the financial implications, they are also concerned about the loss of opportunities.
“We were supposed to start community service this year but none of that has happened due to the maladministration and negligence. We have lost job opportunities,” he said.
“All of us were lucky to have funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and the health department for the period of the degree. However, with all these complications and not being registered for another year, we lost our funding as we assumed we were done and would not have to register for the new academic year.
“Now we have to register with no funding, meaning we might have student debt due to delays around information as we didn’t have an opportunity to negotiate with our sponsors.”
TimesLIVE has seen transcripts of some students who passed most modules with distinctions.
The university has denied the allegations levelled against it, saying it is in good standing regarding accreditation and standards as outlined by the SA Qualifications Authority and HPCSA.
“The university denies false claims that the programme is under review and/or that the programme’s accreditation is under dispute or being rescinded. The most recent review by HPCSA was in 2021. Based on the evaluation of the programme, the university met all the requirements and received the necessary accreditation to present this programme,” said JP Roodt, director of institutional advancement.