UNIVERSITY of Fort Hare launched the institution’s online application system recently for first-time undergraduate students wishing to study at the university.
The milestone comes as the university continues to celebrate achievements in its centenary year, in line with its transformation goals. This is a significant milestone for the university and the community it serves, as the world moves towards technological innovations, therefore seeking to offer relevant services to the youth and community.
High school pupils from Alice, King William’s Town, Bhisho and East London were also invited to the event so that they could be kept abreast of this innovation.
This new approach does not exclude students who do not have access to internet, as they can still apply by sending applications through the post office.
Student admin manager, Musa Gcilitshana said, all the work will be done in-house, and the university will not be outsourcing it. “We have been working on this for a very long time and we are glad that today we are launching it. “We will be going to high schools informing students about this, so that they apply to our institution,” she said.
Professor Larry Obi encouraged high school pupils by informing them that some world leaders and businessmen had studied at the institution and, as a result, they ranked number seven out of 26 universities in the country.
“We are aiming to be in the top five. This is your home and we have done this for you, so take advantage [of it],” Obi said.