By: Angie Nkuna
POLOKWANE – With the beginning of the year, marking the release of matric results and first year enrollment at tertiary institutions, many parents and youths fall prey to bogus colleges or institutions taking advantage of their desperation for education.
Limpopo police had given a stern caution to the prospective students of the existence of bogus educational institutions in several CBD’s especially in the Polokwane CBD.
The public is urged to visit the Department of Education to verify through a list of registered colleges before they could enroll with it.
Limpopo police spokesperson, LT. Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe said “this call is emanating from the arrest of 3 suspects, aged between 26 and 56 who were allegedly found operating a bogus Training College in the City of Polokwane this week during a special operation by the Provincial Firearm, Liquor and Second-Hand Goods Control (FLASH), targeting illegal firearm training colleges in and around Polokwane.
“The suspects would issue certificates under an unregistered training college operating at Indian Centre under the name of MULTI FIREARM TRAINING on behalf of a local registered training centre.
“We call upon all victims in this institution to urgently contact Colonel Schalk van Schalk Wyk on 082 565 7807 or to go to Polokwane Police Station or the nearest Police Station.
“The arrested trio will appear before the Polokwane Magistrate’s court tomorrow.” Ngoepe added.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Commissioner Lt. General Nneke Ledwaba has expressed his gratitude towards acquiring this success. “We are still on the heels of such criminals that take advantage of those in need of education.” He said
” The Police investigations are still continuing.” Ngoepe concluded.