How many private learning institutions closed their doors since the beginning of the year?
When last did you try to communicate with a quality assurance body? Did they reply to your written enquiries and did they answer your questions?
Where is the CEO of the QCTO?
Where do the TVET Colleges fit into the adult learning system? Do they resort under SETAs or their accrediting body, which is supposed to be Umalusi?
What about the NQF? Will it still be possible to design, develop, accredit and register occupational qualifications on NQF levels 5 and higher or will all such qualifications be transferred to the CHE?
What about the existing qualifications on NQF Levels 5 and higher? What will happen to the accreditation of private providers offering such qualifications?
What about the learners who enrolled for such qualifications, most of whom work for state departments?
What about the legacy qualifications, many of which have been integrated by state departments and some private industries into their appointment and promotion policies?
Will the facilitators, assessors, moderators, academic researchers, managers, etc. working for private learning providers offering occupational qualifications on NQF level 5 and higher lose their jobs?
What happened to the vision of establishing an integrated NQF where the portability of qualifications, standards and credits; the mobility of students and learners and the transferability of knowledge and skills between occupational and higher learning would be possible?
These are questions that we have been asking for months already. Nobody is willing to offer concrete answers – perhaps nobody knows. Rumours abound.
These are the issues that can lead to the end of private learning institutions.
We need answers now, which brings me to my last question – where is the APPETD?