Many months of hard work in preparing for the Council on Higher Education (CHE) institutional audit site visit, culminated in the audit from 23 – 26 May 2022. The University of Venda led by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Bernard Nthambeleni welcomed the team, led by the Chairperson of the audit panel, Prof Sandile Songca on campus.

Front row L-R: Dr Remy Nnadozie, Dr Nothemba Mrwetyana, Dr Bernard Nthambeleni and Prof Sandile Songca (Chairperson of the audit panel). Back row L-R: Prof Jan Crafford, Dr Bongiwe Hobololo, Dr Sannah Mativandlela and Dr Robert Martin

“We are well-prepared for the audit and I believe the information we have presented to the audit team reflects well on the great strides that UNIVEN is making to become a University leading in engaged scholarship and with our mission to produce graduates that are locally relevant and globally competitive,” says the Vice- Chancellor and Principal, Dr Bernard Nthambeleni.

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) audit panellists interviewed UNIVEN various stakeholders on Quality Assurance (QA) related matters for the Higher Education (HE) landscape.

With regard to view the University’s infrastructure, the panel visited New Student Administration, Lecture Halls, Library, D-Block, New Education building, Laboratories, Student Residences, Main Administration building, Vuwani Science Resource Centre as well as Barrotha UIGC Farm.

The institutional audit outcomes are expected approximately by October / November 2022) and will be followed by improvement plans (one year following the 18 months).

The Director Institutional Planning and Quality Assurance, Dr Sannah Patience Mativandlela thanked all the people who participated in the audit preparations and interviews.

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Date: 27 May 2022