Message from the Director: Academic Administration

In support of the core business of the university, the Department of Academic Administration provides academic administrative support to academic staff, students and the general public on all 4 campuses in Port Elizabeth through a wide range of activities which include: academic application and admission, registration process, planning and generation of lecture timetables, running of examinations, graduation planning, faculty administration, student records, student systems support and training, publication of annual general and faculty prospectuses, and drafting and publication of the annual academic calendar.

The department consists of 4 sections, namely, Admissions, Examinations, Faculty Administration and Timetabling, and Student Systems and Records. The main hubs of the Admissions Section (Embizweni Building), Central Timetabling Office (Main Building, 12th Floor), and Student Systems Section (Main Building 17th Floor) are situated on the South Campus, while the main hub of the Examinations Section is situated on the North Campus (Heinz Betz), however all services are available on all of the 4 campuses, namely, Missionvale, North, Second Avenue, and South. We aim to continuously improve the quality of our services in order to meet the ever increasing needs of our stakeholders.

Vision statement

As a values-driven unit, the Department of Academic Administration strives to provide fit for purpose academic administration through meaningful engagement with all our stakeholders.

Working towards our vision, we endeavour to:

  • Empower our staff to render a professional service.
  • Make optimal use of technology at our disposal in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Enhance the image of the department by projecting a positive image and responding promptly and effectively to requests for our services.

Mission statement

The Department of Academic Administration is committed to efficient and effective academic administrative service delivery to all our stakeholders.

In order to achieve this, the Department:

  • Supports the core functions of the university by creating an enabling environment for all stakeholders.
  • Develops, implements and monitors appropriate systems, policies and procedures that are responsive to our stakeholders and are compliant with regulatory requirements.
  • Provides opportunities for personal growth and development of its staff.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • People – Centredness
  • Integrity
  • Engagement
  • Professionalism
Contact information
Admissions Office
Tel: 041 504 1111

Mr Thomas Kungune
Director: Academic Administration
Tel: 27 41 504 2791

Ms Nonkululeko Ntsenyana
Academic Administrator
Tel: 041 504 2791

Student Records
Tel: 041 504 4321