Unisa cautions students to be on the look-out for predatory individuals or organizations

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has noted with concern an advert placed on Twitter by an Internet Café in Durban by the name of Lorekom International, claiming that it assists with Unisa Online Registrations. Lorekom International has used the logo of Unisa in the advert; thereby creating the false impression that the advert and the services on offer are endorsed by Unisa.

Unisa distances itself from this advert and strongly condemns the usage of its logo without its express permission. All services of the university to its students are offered either online through its website (www.unisa.ac.za); or at the Unisa service centres spread across the country.

Unisa cautions its current and prospective students to be on the look-out for predatory individuals and organisations who purport to be offering services on behalf of the university or with its blessings.

In the case of Lorekom International, the university has established that the company charges R60 per student to process a Unisa Online Registration. It further undertakes in its advert to fetch students from anywhere they are and bring them to the Internet Café for the registrationtransaction. Unisa thus urges students to exercise greater caution before parting with money or getting into vehicles of people unknown to them.