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Post Office strike affecting university enrolments

Students have been urged to follow up on their applications by phone.

FILE: The ongoing Post Office strike is also affecting univeristy enrolments. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The education department is urging students who have applied to universities to follow up their applications by phone given the ongoing Post Office strike.

The department says the institutions don't have enough space as it is, and are now frantically trying to sort out next year's enrolments under extra pressure.

The department's Angela van Staden spoke Talk Radio 702's John Robbie.

"This is a very unfortunate situation. We have picked up a lot of complaints from our students, but also from universities because they didn't get their applications through."

Van Staden also says a new programme implemented two years ago is helping redirect those students who are applying to universities, but don't qualify to be there.

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