South Africa is set to construct US $26m campus in
Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town.
The Minister of Higher Education
and Training, Naledi
Pandor said that construction work will commence as soon as the department
reaches n agreement with the City of Cape Town regarding a piece of land
identified for the campus. Part of the funding will go towards the piece of
land and most towards the construction.
The Minister said it will be a state of the art
facility which offeringf a range of relevant and interesting programmes to
youths of Michell’s Plain that will directly influence the economic drivers of
the area and the country at large. These will include a range of qualifications
that will equip young people with competitive skills to meet demands of the
economy and enhance self employment.
As the first large-scale tertiary institution in
the region, the campus will address a great need for the education and training
of youth in the Mitchells Plain and Strandfontein areas, The development dubbed ’False’s Bay College
campus’ is projected to accommodate 10,000 students.
“We have identified a range of programmes to offer
including electrics and electronic engineering, Tourism, civil engineering and
construction subjects, Retail, Early Childhood Development, Information and
Communications Technology (ICT), PV installer and spray painting among others.
We have hopes that the campus would be ready to accept its first students in
January 2022.” said Minister Pandor.
Moreover the campus will be the fifth addition to the already available four Falsebay TVET College campuses including Khayelitsha; Swartklip; Westlake and Distant Learning Campuses. https://constructionreviewonline.com/2019/04/south-africa-to-construct-26-million-campus-in-mitchells-plain-cape-town/