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Dept of Education is considering more comprehensive and decisive action against Trinity International Bible University

Zuko Komisa

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Dept of Education is considering more comprehensive and decisive action against Trinity International Bible University.

The Department of Higher Education & Training has said that according to their records, Trinity International Bible University is not a registered private higher education institution and that it is therefore not authorized to offer any qualifications, including honorary degrees

Actor Sello Maake ka Ncube received an honorary doctorate from Trinity International Bible University.

Upon receiving the honorary doctorate on Saturday, Maake ka Ncube shared photos on social media that featured quotes from the Bible.


Prominent individuals such as businesswoman Shawn Mkhize, gospel musician Winnie Mashaba as well as Zwelinzima Vavi were also granted qualifications by the bible school.

The Department of Education & Training stated that it had written to Trinity International University before and warned them about continuing to operate illegally and for them to regularise their operations. 

“We also wish to state that, as the department, we have written to Trinity International University before and warned them about continuing to operate illegally and for them to regularise their operations. We have also asked the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for guidance on how honorary qualifications should be offered and by who. As the department, we have nothing against Trinity International Bible University or the celebrities they have chosen to honour,”

“The department is considering more comprehensive and decisive action against Trinity International Bible University and all other individuals or institutions, who continue to undermine the department’s regulations. As the department of higher education & training, we are willing to engage with Trinity International Bible University and the celebrities they have honoured to better explain our position.

Department of Education & Training spokesperson Veli Mbele.

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Written by: Zuko



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