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DHET meeting with students at SAUS

Calls for a national shutdown of university campuses have been removed but the national union of student SRCs stlll has demands for the registation of students at universities across the country.

The Independent Institute of Education has been accredited by the
internationally recognised quality assurance agency, the British Accreditation
Council (BAC).

A tuition-free, online model for tertiary education can solve the vast shortage
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Is this the answer?

South Africa faces a major challenge in academically preparing its secondary
school learners for tertiary education. High dropout rates and inadequate
skills development are among the serious consequences of this failure to
transition effectively from secondary school level.

The Department of Higher Education has released figures about post-school education
and training which demonstrate how the department plans to improve the level of
education and how much funds will be allocated to this goal. It also provides a break
down of funding within sectors.

Have financial contraints stunted your desire to further your education? As the government continues to focus on providing tertiary education for all, bridging programmes such as the SciMathUS programme offered by the University of Stellenbosch, are set to become a popular alternative to reaching those academic goals.

From this year onwards, government has announced that it would "incrementally introduce free education at the undergraduate level.' Minister for Basic Education Angie Motshekga told a press briefing in Cape Town that students in FET colleges, who qualified for financial aid, would be "exempted completely from paying academic fees.'


"Barely a few decades ago, education inclusion and academic freedom was a distant dream of our forefathers". Speaking at the launch of the revamped Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ihron Rensburg reminded guests that Soweto "has global significance for all people who value liberty and the human spirit?s quest for freedom". Details of the launch and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's speech.


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