IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(3): 207-212 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.3.730

The Usefulness of TVET College’s Websites as an Information Centre to Potential Students

Tankiso Moloi and Mpho Dichaba
Abstract— At the beginning of academic year, tertiary institutions in South Africa faces long lines, particularly from student who would just have completed their high school certificate seeking to be admitted for furthering their studies. To address this, universities and universities of technology introduced online information portals which contains rich information around the admission process. TVET Colleges have recently been revamped and are still fairly behind. To determine how far behind they are, this paper examined the usefulness of TVET College’s website as an information centre to potential students through the formulation of the perceived useful information to potential students checklist questionnaire which was used as the extraction tool. Obtained results indicate that when aggregated, majority of the TVET Colleges disclosed the useful information in their websites. This would mean that potential TVET Colleges’ students would easily access useful information on the TVET Colleges’ websites to make an informed decision. However, when disaggregated, it was observed that some TVET Colleges did not disclose the pre-determined information in their website. The study recommends that TVET Colleges enhance the information disclosed in their websites to take into account the results of this study. It would also be beneficial for TVET Colleges to survey potential students, particularly those that are at a high school level to determine the nature of information that they would potentially require when making a decision on their application.

Index Terms— TVET colleges, websites, potential students.

Tankiso Moloi is with the Department of Accountancy, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg (e-mail: smoloi@uj.ac.za). Mpho Dichaba is with the College of Education, University of South Africa, South Africa (e-mail: dichamm@unisa.ac.za).

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Cite: Tankiso Moloi and Mpho Dichaba, " The Usefulness of TVET College’s Websites as an Information Centre to Potential Students," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 207-212, 2017.

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