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ENROLMENTS at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) are up by 3.31% with the Faculty of Health Sciences leading the pack with an increase of 9.3% compared to 2014.

The enrolment of 20 567 students as at 8 February, compared to the 19 990 on the same day last year, may change marginally to accommodate late registrations at the university until 28 February.

The University has extended its registration period as it is ever mindful of the many challenges students face – especially those in the Eastern Cape - in accessing higher education.

Of the 20 567 intake, 6 537 are new students (first- time entering and transfer students) and 14 030 returning students.

NMMU’s online registrations have also increased - from 7 725 in 2014 to 12 559 in 2015 or from 39% to 61%.

The university’s Missionvale Campus recorded the highest percentage enrolment growth of 7, 93%. George Campus growth is up by 5.99% and South Campus by 5.22%. The latter campus is home to most of the student body - 9 466 students, followed by North Campus with 4 755 and Second Avenue Campus with 3 908 students.

A total of 5 143 final-year students had registered by the end of the normal registration period with the faculties of Business and Economic Sciences (1 789) and Engineering, the Built Environment and Information (1 199) contributing 58% of these registrations.

Final enrolment statistics will be available after the late registration period.