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Former Student
Jul 8, 2024

A students view of Teneo

This school is horrible. I matriculated through them in 2023 and it was the worst experience ever. There is a great deal of problems within the school regarding communication. In my time at teneo the system they used to monitor our exams changed more than 5 times leading to confusion for students and a need to take away from study time to acquaint one self with the new system. Teachers fought for us and fairness within the time allocated for studying but were unsuccessful. Some teachers refused to reply to questions despite it being working hours. During exam time if you sent an enquiry they were ignored. Exams were a nightmare and it created so much of stress for both me as a student and my parents. There is NO consistency, communication or helpfulness in this school. Please consider Teneo as a last resort for your child. If you love your child and want what's best for them Teneo is far from the answer.
Other
Jun 13, 2024

System is unhelpful

Having the worst experience with this online school, super expensive and just no real support and help for students. Especially for students that are using the platform for the first time. I'm truly hating it. I wish I didn't spend so much money on it.
Other
Apr 22, 2024

Grade 10

Bad service

Teneo does not refund the money if you decide to de_register your child. They don't answer phone calls, i won't recommend this online school to even my enemies.
Student
Apr 17, 2024

Whatever you do DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT join this useless platform.

Whatever you do DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT join this useless platform. They basically harass and bombard you with emails and messages via text and whatsapp for payment, but when it comes to a refund, you never hear from them. I have been trying to get a refund since January. After ever few emails I send them to follow up, all I get from them is that they are escalating it. But no resolution. My daughter joined Teneo on Saturday 3 February and we quickly realised that she would not be able to be in South Africa for the grade 12 final exams in 2026. We notified Teneo of this early the following Monday morning, the 5th of February. But because my daughter only logged in on the Saturday when she received the log in details, not down loading ANYTHING. They will not give us a refund. We did not receive any material nor has she ever logged in again, yet this useless bunch said they wont give us a refund. Since disputing this early in February, we have not had a response from them. Absolutely USELESS!!!!!
Student
Jan 23, 2024

Disgusting service for a school

I have been trying to contact Teneo and have wasted a lot of money in airtime. I have repeatedly sent emails and nobody answers my calls. I has a problem logging into Canvas as it requires another email address which is probably not on their data base. How is she supposed to do online school with such poor service. I am so irritated and frustrated now
Former Student
Dec 13, 2023

High School

Teneo online school

I'm having constant issues regarding payments that's not allocated correctly or statements not showing amounts due. All activities is then stopped and you would not know beforehand that there was an actual issue so then you can't log into their platform. Accounts issues can't be resolved telephonically, via email or whatsapp although it's mentioned you can. They have a ticket system which is promptly closed after they sent an email to you. If the problem is not resolved or you have further queries about they same incident, you need to log another ticket. Each ticket takes 2 days for them to resolve if not longer. After trying to contact them telephonically and holding on for 45min a robot just tells you that "we are currently unable to assist you sorry bye" and the line goes dead. With the amount of frustration just to get up and running and for the same thing to happen over and over again I don't recommend this school.
Student
Aug 2, 2023

Do Not Enrol into Teneo Online School

Absolutely horrible service from this school. Little to no support is given to the children should they need it. 2021 was great but 2022 became such a nightmare for us. The experience left both me and child traumatised. Looking back, I should have taken her out of Teneo after first or second quarter of 2022 because things were really bad.

The school does not value the lives of the learners, that this is in actual a real life experience of school for them. The way I see it, the school only cares for the money and trying to front as a progressive schooling alternative.
Other
Apr 18, 2023

Gr 11

Terrible

Terrible experience
Took them 3 weeks to register my child.
Work or curriculum covered does not nearly compare to the work covered in mainstream school suppose to do CAPS.

No personal attention or communication with teachers no support.
My child failed for the 1st time in her school career.

Exams a nightmare. She supposedly did not submit papers which she did and the gave her 0!!!! You can not contact a human to do enquiries and have to wait for machines to direct your queries .

Terrible after 1 term we are back at mainstream.
Former Student
Apr 5, 2023

Worst Online school

If there was a 0 star rating, it would be too high for them. Teneo is the most frustrating institution I have ever had to deal with. Don't be fooled by their marketing of being the best. Administration/accounts wise, you will pull your hair out! I've been trying to sort things out for months and my child isn't even a student of theirs anymore. There is no email or call options for assistance, you have to log tickets on their system which yields nothing. They just ghost you and are the masters of the system generated auto replies. 1000% do not recommend them!
Other
Mar 6, 2023

WORST SCAM EVER!!!!

Absolutely useless and as far as i am conecerned a total SCAM!!!! My daughter has neen robbed of a whole year of schooling as she now has to repeat grade 8 because her 4th term aggregate was 2%.... How is that even possible???? I witnessed her writing every single exam and she studied very hard only to get 2%..... I did not receive a 2nd or 3rd term report and had to fight for a 4the term report only to get that....impossible!!! Cant get through to anyone via phone or e-mail or any other communication portals which are supposedely available. I am totally disappointed and disgusted by TENEO!!!!!
Student
Jan 25, 2023

Teneo not helpful at all.

Sadly after 2 previous years of good service from this school and happy learners things have drastically taken a turn for the worst this year. You do not get a reply on any of the platforms that are offered for lodging queries. Emails, WhatsApps, phone calls and tickets lodged on the Family portal all remail unanswered. I am really getting dispondant now as we are in the second week of the term and we still have problems with classes clashing and access to open SBA courses denied.
Other
Dec 14, 2022

Service bad

Even if you make arrangements regarding fees if you r behind they will still take access sway. This has a huge impact on your child falling behind and they will not even give extensions on sba once payments have been made. Your child will do badly and teachers they don't care if the child performance has dropped. None of the teachers will even question, so it's about getting paid and not caring about the child future. I will not advise any parent to take their child to Teneo maybe other online school.

My child missed two terms due to school fees because of financial situation. Even when I pleaded with the school to give me his report in January so I can remove my child to the public school since I can't afford the fees because I lost my job, they refused and I'm stuck with the school. He started in Mach. Third term he stayed home for five weeks because they expelled him from their system again. This is so frustrating because you also can't speak to anyone who will listen to your concerns and put the child future first. School performance is back, Service bad, some of the teachers bad, I can list name because I'm always listening to my son classes.

Answer from Teneo Education

Thank you for your feedback. We have noted and sent it through to our Accounts department. All payment arrangements have been accepted and honoured. Please send through your contact details so we can look into this and one of our Accounts team members will be in contact with you.

Sincerely
Teneo Management Team
Student
Oct 31, 2022

Teneo Online School review

10/10 would recommend :).

Answer from Teneo Education

Good Morning

We appreciate and value your feedback. Thank you.

Teneo Management Team
Student
Oct 18, 2022

Basic review

Teachers are great, courses are great. Would Recommend.

Answer from Teneo Education

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

Teneo Management Team
Student
Oct 18, 2022

Honest review from a student

I joined Teneo this year and so far I love it! I have been in a brick and mortar school for most of my life but decided to change to online schooling and so far it is the best decision I made with my education. I read some other reviews and I must say that the communication issues have improved, as I have required assistance before and got a response within the hour. Canvas is easy to understand, I found that the "Canvas 101" canvas training course definitely helps you to figure out where everything is. The only thing is that within the first week of school courses are still loading and so you might not be able to access them right away. I think the teachers are great and always willing to help and explain things if you don't understand or aren't sure, more than what I experienced at a brick and mortar school. The SBAs can be overwhelming at times but realistically it was the same at a brick and mortar school, if not worse as I had less time to complete them all. The only downside is if you are behind in school fees, they will prevent you from accessing your courses, which can be frustrating in a financial situation, but I can also understand as some people might abuse being allowed to continue without payments. I think most people base their bad reviews on a bad experience, which happens at other schools as well, and don't give themselves the chance to settle in and adjust. I understand that an online school won't be for everyone but if you are interested I recommend definitely checking it out.

Answer from Teneo Education

Thank you so much. We value and appreciate your feedback and are very pleased to hear that you are enjoying your journey with us.

Teneo Management Team
Student
Aug 16, 2022

Idiot teachers.

All students have a lot of SBA's all the teachers know that so the math teachers go and say submit your homework how are we supposed to do it if we have a long list of SBA's then if you don't submit they will email your parents and you will get into trouble and your parents will shout at you. Then in the next math class the teacher will shout at you.
Other
Aug 16, 2022

Is Teneo even a school?????

Teneo is not good my child is having to do so much of SBA's this term he can't even rest the only time he can rest is when he is sleeping what the hell are they thinking. This is not how a school operates.
Student
Jul 20, 2022

Teachers are too fast

when I'm in class and don't understand a question the teacher would get angry. when I tell the teacher she's going to fast she says I should be faster, mind you this is a FAL class and I'm not that good. I'm not Flash and I don't even understand half the content. now I'm too scared to even ask a question because I feel like I would be shouted at.
Other
Jul 20, 2022

Teneo school CAPS

stay away from teneo

Very bad service and communication. Whenever I have an issue and I try make contact they either ignore or just randomly ghost mid converstation.
Student
Jul 19, 2022

No waifus

Lack of anime waifus, 1/10
Other
Jul 18, 2022

accounts

Account department Teneo

Teneo is a good school for children that have problems learning but at soon as you have a problem to do regally payments to accounts they block you account and then treat you like a very bad person you can explain to them that you have a financial crisis still - the lady that I have talk to have no manners she just start shouting at you as you are a bad person - and then if you told them that you have pay a big amount they will still try to blame you that you have not done it. I really think they must put one person per student account then it will be resolve sooner and then you can talk to that one person and he or she can assist you with the problems you have.
Student
Jun 9, 2022

Grade 11-12

TENEO IS GREAT, BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE

We joined Teneo in Jan 2021 during the Pandemic. My daughter migrated from a private brick school that really pushed academically, so she fit in well with Teneo. A bit of an adjustment in the first term but she was flying high with distictions soon enough. She LOVES Teneo. Teneo is not for everyone. If your child is not an INDEPENDENT worker, not TECH SAVVY and if you cannot afford an INVERTER, then Online School is not for you. In 18 months we only contacted teacher twice. Both times assisted within 24 hours. No issues. Tech Support is on the ball as well.
Student
May 25, 2022

Teneo school CAPS

Good Education, Not so good teacher feedback

The content is good and all, but the teachers take forever to reply sometimes, or they just simply don't reply. I had to wait the whole night just to receive a reply that wasn't useful. I had to contact like 5 different people just to get help with one problem. If this could be improved, Teneo would be better.
Student
May 25, 2022

Teneo school CAPS

Good Education, Not so good teacher feedback

The content is good and all, but the teachers take forever to reply sometimes, or they just simply don't reply. I had to wait the whole night just to receive a reply that wasn't useful. If this could be improved, Teneo would be better.
Student
May 25, 2022

Cloudpack. Canvas 101

Good Education, Not so good teacher feedback

I'm currently in TENEO. The content is great and the schooling is much better than impaq, but it's a shame that you have to contact 5 different people just to get help with one problem. And no one responds fast. I had to wait one whole night just to get an answer that wasn't very helpful. Sometimes I don't even get a reply at all. I wish TENEO would change this problem.
Former Student
Mar 19, 2022

Think twice fore entolling.

This school was the worst decision we ever made. Glad its over and glad I could remedy the depression my son fell into. Think very hard and long before signing your children up here.
Student
Feb 9, 2022

Don't take your kids to teneo

I thought online school was going to be a good idea but the school treats you like a number. some of the teachers don't even help you when you don't understand something. the beginning of 2022 is a mess. people didn't have their courses and couldn't attend their classes. they give us assignments without the SBA courses being loaded. we constantly check if they are there but they aren't. don't take your child to teneo, it will stress them out. the school even partnered with a mental health app because they know that students are struggling. DON'T TAKE YOUR KIDS TO TENEO.
Jeanine Myburgh
Student
Feb 2, 2022

THE WORST SCHOOL

This is THE WORST school ever. I’m in grade twelve this year (2022). I have written Teneo multiple emails and have also phoned them multiple times because I can’t login to the schools platform. It’s February 2nd today and I have not been able to join a SINGLE class because they’re not helping me or replying to my emails. How do they expect me to pass this semester/year?! I can’t even move to another school because my mom already paid them. If you care about your childs education DO NOT send them to Teneo.
Student
Jan 31, 2022

Unorganized

This school is so unorganized and you should find tasks in your sba courses and some of them dont open 1 and 2 they sometimes put in in the "anouncements" and it should not show there because they spicifically have a place for the tasks... I DO NOT RECOMEND
Other
Jan 26, 2022

No 1 Clown School Teneo

Currently not the no1cloud school.. Better to name it no1 Clown School. With all due respect to the tech team who are always friendly and willing to assist and there are some fabulous teachers.. Unfortunately the school does not have all systems in place for the academic year to start for the Matrics.. Courses not appearing, classes clashing subjects loaded but no classes. SBAs are being sent.. How are the kids especially in matric expected to cope with such a lot of frustration.Daily there are issues..
Teneo please place yourselves in the kids shoes and try and understand what they are going through with this mess you are having with the system. 😠😠
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