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31 March 2021 - 19:45

A Unisa student has earned the dubious honour of not completing a four-year degree despite being registered for it since 2000, an extreme example of debt-ridden universities battling to decide when to disallow under-achievers from registering.

The university confirmed in a statement that the student, who has been registered for the same degree for the longest time, has enrolled for it again this year. Unisa allows a maximum period of eight and 10 years respectively, for the completion of three-year and four-year programmes. Its rules are more lenient than other institutions because it mainly has part-time students who work full-time...

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