Applications

APPLICATION FORM - 2016

Applications
Applications must be made on the prescribed form and must reach the Owen Sitole College of Agriculture before the end of October.

If an applicant is still at school, conditional selection will be made on the basis of grade 11 results.

As soon as a statement of symbols is available after the final examination in grade 12, a certified copy must be submitted to the college. No admission will be allowed without a matriculation certificate.

An administration fee as indicated must accompany each application. This amount is not refundable.

NB. Late applications won’t be considered and if you don’t get a response 3 months after the due date of applications, consider your application unsuccessful.

Tuition and medium of instruction
Lectures and lecturing materials are in English.

Rules and regulations
Although students are allowed personal freedom, certain rules and regulations are required for an orderly society so that a satisfactory standard of training can be ensured. Each student will be issued with a full set of College rules at registration.

Dress and other matters Students must be properly dressed at all times. 
Clothes must be appropriate for farm work where applicable. 
Overalls and protective clothing are required for practicals in certain instructional offerings. 
Attendance and study 

Attendance at all registered courses is compulsory at the first attempt. 
Students who miss more than 20% of lectures per module will be subject to disciplinary procedure according to the discretion of the Principal. This may include being prevented from writing the next test or examination in that course. 
Students must attend ALL practicals.

Passing a course
To pass an instructional offering, a student must obtain a minimum final mark of 50% made up from the semester mark and the examination.

Pass/fail criteria
The maximum period to complete Second year of study is four (4) years or eight (8) semesters, from the date of first registration for full time. 

The following table illustrates the minimum number of credits per semester: 

SEMESTER FROM DATE OF FIRST REGISTRATION MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO BE OBTAINED
SEMESTER 1 36
SEMESTER 2 84
SEMESTER 3 125
SEMESTER 4 166
SEMESTER 5 206
SEMESTER 6 250
SEMESTER 7 290
SEMESTER 8 332

Special Exams
A student who misses a test, examination or supplementary examination will only receive an aegrotat under exceptional circumstances. 

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the lecturer within five (5) working days of missing a test, if not; a zero mark will be given for the missed test. A medical certificate must be submitted within one (1) day of the student’s return to the college.

Remarking
A student must apply to the Principal, in writing on the pro forma, to remark his / her examination / supplementary examination script. The Principal will refer the application to the Examination Officer.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply within five (5) working days of results being posted on the official College notice boards. 

The application must be accompanied by the remark fee, as determined by Treasury. The student can obtain information on the amount of this fee from the Principal’s Office. Should the remark result in the student passing the course, or if the student then qualifies for a supplementary examination, or if the mark changes by 3% or more, the student will be refunded the remark fee.

Supplementary 
If a student fails a course, but obtains an examination mark of at least 40%, he / she will be allowed to write a supplementary examination, except in the case of projects and assignments. The supplementary fee is payable in advance. Students must produce their receipts before being allowed to enter the examination venue.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT

OWEN SITOLE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

PRIVATE BAG X 20013

EMPANGENI

3880

Tel 035 – 7951345/6 Fax 035 - 7951379

Dear Sir/Madam

 

 

Enclosed please find the application form / prospectus as requested. When filling in the application, please note the following:

1.     A non-refundable processing fee of R100.00 must accompany each application. Applications will not be processed unless the required payment is made. Please make a direct deposit into the following account:

 

All postal orders should be made payable to: Owen Sitole Students Union. Please do not send cash.

2.     Completed application forms must reach this office before 31 October each year.

 

 

3.     Incomplete    or   late    applications    will    not   be    considered   unless    under exceptional circumstances.

4.     Attach the following to your application:

i)                    Certified copy of ID.

ii)                   Certified copy of Matric / Senior / School leaving certificates.

iii)                 Certified copies of other educational certificates (if applicable).

If you have not yet completed your Grade 12, please forward a copy of your Grade 11 or latest report (signed by the Principal) and a copy of your matriculation trial examination results as soon as they become available.

5.     All correspondence from the College will be sent to the postal address that you provide on the application form.


6.    Applications and correspondence to the College must be addressed to: The Registrar

Owen Sitole College of Agriculture P/Bag X 20013

EMPANGENI 3880

7.  Should extra space be required for additional information, please use a separate piece of paper and attach it to the application form.

 

8.    Applications will be processed as soon as possible after 31 October and applicants will be notified of the results timeously.

 

9.    Applicants who completed their schooling outside the Republic of South Africa should have their school certificate assessed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), Postnet Suite 248, P/Bag X06, WATERKLOOF, 0145. A copy of the assessment must be attached to the application form.

10.    If you have not heard from the College within a reasonable period after 31 October, please contact the College telephonically on 035 – 7951345/6 and enquire as to the status of your application.

 

Thank you for your interest in Owen Sitole College of Agriculture. I look forward to  receiving your application form, indicating your interest in becoming a student at our institution.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

……………………………………….. MR N.S.M. NGCOBO

REGISTRAR: OWEN SITOLE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE


OWEN SITOLE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO OWEN SITOLE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE YEAR

2

0

1

6

PROPOSED COURSE OF STUDY

Agriculture : Crop Production

Agriculture: Animal Production

Home Economics & Crop

Home economics & Animal

SURNAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST NAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INITIALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE

Mr

Mrs

Ms

Miss

DATE OF BIRTH

 

 

/

 

 

/

 

 

 

 

 

ID NUMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The following certified copies must accompany your application (All the documentation received becomes the property of the college). Without these documents your application will be incomplete and NOT processed.

    Copy of the first page of adult Identity document.

    Matric Certificate Or  grade 11 final report if still at school.

    Other Certificates attained.

2.  A certified copy of the applicants Senior Certificate must be forwarded to the college as soon as possible. The deadline for receiving said certificate is the day of registration.

3. Please ensure that all forms and other documents are properly completed and signed by the required person.

4.   The closing date for applications is 31 October every year. Late applications will only be considered after selection and in the event of there being vacancies or cancellation.

5.   Your application must be accompanied by a R100.00 postal order for administration fee, payable to OWEN SITOLE STUDENT UNION.

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

Male or Female?

 

 

Male

Female

Marital status?

Single

Married

Divorced

Widowed

Other

Maiden name (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any children?

YES

NO

If YES, how many?

 

 

 

Home language?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship?

 

 

RSA

Foreign

If foreign, please specify

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postal address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODE:

 

 

 

 

Telephone number(s)

 

 

 

 

(

 

 

 

 

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cellular phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone number of parent / guardian

(

 

 

 

 

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Have you previously applied to attend this College?

Y

N

If YES, in which Year?

 

 

 

 

Have you completed your schooling?

Y

N

In which year did you, or intend to matriculate?

 

 

 

 

Do you require accommodation?

 

Y

N

Do you wish to keep a power-driven vehicle at OSCA?

Y

N

                                                               

Activities prior to your proposed studies at OSCA (school, further studies, work, other) - please specify

 

 

Is there any matter concerning your health which you feel that the Principal, Registrar, Warden and Matron should be made aware of?  If YES, please specify

 

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any learning disabilities? If YES, please specify - written proof must be obtained from a specialist in the relevant field (this can be provided upon acceptance to the College)

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEMNITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, the undersigned

 

 

 

 

(full name of student),

do, on behalf of myself, my executors, my assigns, my heirs and all my dependants HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND DECLARE THAT should I, as a result of my attending the Owen Sitole College of Agriculture, whether during or in the course of training or not, sustain bodily injury or loss of life, or suffer any damage whatsoever to my property, as a result of the use of transport or if caused by animals or implements or other students or as a result of any cause whatsoever and under any circumstances whatsoever, whether or not such injury or loss or damage may arise out of or may have any connection with any negligence, failure or incompetence on the part of any employee or officer of the State or persons acting on instructions from an officer of the State shall not be liable to me, my assigns, my heirs, my executors or dependants in respect of such injuries, loss of life or damage, as aforesaid; AND on behalf of myself, my executors, my assigns, my heirs and all my dependants I DO HEREBY INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS AND ABSOLVE the State, its officers and employees, and persons acting on instructions from an officer for the State against and from any claim or damage whatsoever and legal expenses of costs including attorney and client cost, which may arise out of my attending Owen Sitole College of Agriculture as aforesaid, which damage, expenses, or costs may be claimed by any person whatsoever.

 

SIGNED AT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THIS

DAY OF

 

 

 

(MONTH & YEAR)

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT / PARENT / GUARDIAN

WITNESS 1

 

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

WITNESS 2

 

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

Completed and signed APPLICATION FORM

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

 

Non-refundable processing fee of R 100.00

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

 

Certified copy of IDENTITY DOCUMENT

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

 

Certified copy of MATRIC / SENIOR / SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATES

YES

NO

N/A

 

Certified copies of OTHER EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES

 

 

YES

NO

N/A

 

GRADE 11 OR LATEST REPORT (signed by the School Principal)

 

YES

NO

MATRIC

 

COMPLETE

 

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If INCOMPLETE

Outstanding information requested:

Y

N

DATE:

REF: