University of Pretoria UP Distance Learning
For a number of years, the University of Pretoria has been offering a variety of distance education programmes.The Faculty of Education has established itself as a national leader in teaching innovation and education research. Its programmes enjoy international recognition, and are aimed at training world-class leaders to develop a generation of innovative thinkers.has been offering a variety of distance education programmes.The Faculty of Education has established itself as a national leader in teaching innovation and education research. Its programmes enjoy international recognition, and are aimed at training world-class leaders to develop a generation of innovative thinkers.
University Of Pretoria Distance Learning
The University of Pretoria is a comprehensive contact tertiary institution and one of the premier research universities in South Africa. In 2002, the University of Pretoria decided to launch a distance education initiative within its Faculty of Education. The purpose of this initiative is to play a constructive role in addressing the dire need among practising teachers, especially in rural areas, to improve their qualifications.
The Unit for Distance Education at the University of Pretoria is specifically responsible for this initiative. The Unit for Distance Education acts as a focal point from where all related activities and business processes are coordinated. The Unit of Distance Education itself consists of a manager, two administrative staff members, an accountant, a researcher and a learning designer.
University Of Pretoria Distance Learning-Application Process
Prospective students apply to be registered as students of the University of Pretoria by completing an application form and attaching certified copies of previously obtained qualifications, a full academic record, as well as a copy of their identity documents. If students apply for financial support from Edu-loan, a recent payslip (not older than three months) must also be submitted. Application forms will not be processed if they have not been completed in full and/or all the documents are not attached.
All applications first go through an academic selection process to determine whether prospective students comply with the minimum admission requirements. If a prospective student has also applied for an Edu-loan, the Edu-loan application is sent through to them for consideration
No prospective student will be registered unless the initial payment has been made or a loan from Edu-Loan approved.
University Of Pretoria Distance Learning-Important dates
The distance education programmes run in six-month cycles with an examination at the end of each cycle. Prospective students may register at any time of the year. However, if they enrol by 1 September, they may write their first examination in April of the following year. If they enrol by 1 March, they may write their first examination in October of the same year.
University Of Pretoria Distance Learning-Submission
EDUTEL marketers have been mandated by the University of Pretoria to market its distance education programmes throughout South Africa. These marketers inform prospective students of the distance education programmes of the Faculty of Education and will assist students to complete their application forms. EDUTEL marketers deliver these applications to the University of Pretoria. (See Contact us for further details.)
Prospective students can post their application forms to the University of Pretoria.
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