I am not at all moved by the reports made or alluded to in the Carte Blanche episode last night.
Unisa is a top 5 univeristy in africa and a top 300 university world wide >> http://www.4icu.org/topAfrica/
in fact, according to this ranking site its number one in africa in 2013.
i believe the quality of the degree is good. yes, they have admin problems, problems with marking ect..so does every other university. I have studied at an “attendance university” and let me tell you that they are not without their problems!!
The sheer number of students at UNISA means that not all students will be pleased, not all will get the mark they hoped for. I myself have been a “victim” of poor marking….just last semester i was given thirty seven percent in my exam. I simply applied for a remark and got a response two days later saying i had passed. Yes the mark was incorrect, yes they did not mark two pages…point being? they rectified their mistake and did so in a timely fashion. No harm was done in the end because i followed the procedure provided by UNISA to rectify the error!!
In the end you are paying half the price of an “attendance” univerity for a top 5 degree. allow me to explain. I paid 25500 last year to attend the UFH, that did not include books, only tuition. To date, i have spent 5500 on modules and books at UNISA, the semester im in now will cost me 6200 ront!! total? 11700 for the year total, minus 25500 equals a saving of R13800. THerefore i dont mind if unisa screwes up here and there, once or twice a year. BECAUSE im still getting a top 5 degree for half the price, its a win!! ALSO UNISA has many professors who are top of their profession (in law) and are actually the authors of the text books which we read…who better to learn from?
i say stop bitching, start learning and stop feeling that your so bloody entitled!! if you didnt get the mark you wanted learn harder or apply for a remark like everyone else, dont be a “victim”!! UNISA has put procedures in place to help you, use them. If you dont get joy, go in branch like it did, get it done!! goodluck for the rest of the year and learn hard!