The Higher Education Department still maintains that IBSU is not a recognised university that should be operating in the country.
Departmental Head, Father Jan Czuba, said the decision to revoke IBSU’s status is from the National Higher Technical Education Board, solely responsible for permitting higher learning institutions in the country.
And as a department, they only facilitate.
Meanwhile Father Jan was disappointed that IBS Group had not invited him or an officer from the Department, to the IBS parents and students meeting with the media yesterday.
Father Jan said he was unaware of the dialogue yesterday and would have attended such an important meeting to explain clearly the IBS situation, in relation to its university status.
He said parents must clearly understand the situation before they make decisions.
On the institutions status, the DHERST Secretary says IBS can only now operate as a TAFE college, as registered under IPA.
They cannot operate as university because the National Higher Technical Board does not recognise it.
Penalty for an institution to operate as university without being accredited is a fine of 200,000 and be forced to shut down.
The DHERST Secretary also offered necessary steps for IBSU.