Health department warns of bursary scam
South Africa – The North West Department of Health has urged those intending to enrol for nursing courses to be on the lookout for fraudsters who have been robbing prospective students of their money by running fake recruitment scams.
The department, through its North West Nursing College, has advertised a bursary for a three-year diploma in nursing and urged those qualifying to apply.
“A lot of people have been scammed by fraudsters posing as recruiters of the department. Sadly, many aspirant learners have also lost money as a result. The community should not accept any information regarding intake of students that requires any payment to be done before the person is considered,” departmental spokesperson Tebego Lekgethwane said.
“It is equally important for applicants to check the advertisement of the bursary which is placed on the newspapers and call the contact numbers appearing on the advert if they have questions,” he added.
Applicants are further advised to personally submit their forms to the college and not to allow anybody to collect forms on their behalf using the name of the college.
Lekgethwane reiterated that the department does not sell application forms, nor does it expect learners to pay for the bursary or placement at the college.
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