This follows our unannounced oversight visit to the college with the DA Shadow Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Baxolile Nodada MP and DASO eThekwini Councillor, Siboniso Sibisi.
The following issues were identified and will be followed-up on:
1. Shadow Deputy Baxolile Babongile Nodada will be taking up the fact that there is only one senior lecturer for all the engineering courses on campus in the Higher Education, Science and Technology Portfolio Committee.
2. DASO Councillor Siboniso Sibisi will be working with the DA councillor in the area to address the landfill site and illegal dumping which obstructs entry to the campus through the municipality.
3. We will take up the issue of student residences and safe student transport for the campus through a petition which will be presented to parliament.
6. Infrastructure maintenance and up-to-date equipment for practicals need to be addressed.
TVET Colleges have been allowed to fall by the way-side although they have a huge role to play in equipping young people with skills which will allow them entry into the job market.
Instead, TVETs have been left to deteriorate with little to no proper oversight and dedicated investment by government in these colleges.
The DA will continue to give voice to students studying at TVET Colleges. We will continue to fight for the future of young people in South Africa.