The process of registrations – which is continuing smoothly on all UKZN campuses -has begun as the University gears up for the start of lectures.

Student Academic Administration Director, Mr Bruce Banda, said even though there were system challenges in the beginning of registrations, it is now continuing without hassles as first year and returning students enrol for their places for the 2019 academic year.

Online self-help registrations began on Monday, 7 January 2019; allowing students to register from home and dedicated computer labs available on all campuses.

Banda said improvements of the registration system have been done to make the process faster than in previous years.

‘Audit checks were enhanced to make selection faster and enhancements were made to our selection system to improve our response time. The online exclusion appeals system is now up and running and working well. This is to assist our registration process since students appeal online and it makes the registration process faster.’

UKZN received more than 100 000 on-time undergraduate applications from the Central Applications Office (CAO) for 8 770 first-year available spaces, with the School of Education receiving 11 418 applications for 800 spaces.

The University’s targeted total enrolment for this year is approximately 45 000 students.

As of 17 January 2019, 4 446 students had already registered on the system with 3 664 of those being undergraduate students. The registration numbers are updated and increase every 15 minutes.

Students have until 2 March 2019 to pay all fees required for the first-semester registration.

Meanwhile, Parents’ Day for first year students and their parents will be held on 26 January 2019 while orientation and on-campus registration will take place between 28 January and 1 February. Lectures will commence on 4 February 2019.

More information on registration venues and fees can be found on the UKZN website.  

Author: Sithembile Shabangu