By Bekezela Phakathi. THE Department of Higher Education and Training has set its sights on improving the outcomes of further education and training colleges (FET) by promulgating a new policy that will compel student attendance and punctuality in the classroom. 
The department now looks set to wield the stick as it continues a drive to improve the quality of outcomes from FET colleges, whose performance in the past few years led to the perception that they are dismal, "glorified high schools". More...