higher education

Today accessing a higher education is easier than it has ever been. Not only is there more financial support for students but there are more institutions and programmes to choose from.

Unisa helps students budget for the hidden costs of higher education.

Tertiary education is broken. Universities as they currently exist and function cannot last much longer and nor should they. The dropout rate in South Africa's universities is high, while our graduation rate is low, far lower than the "ideal" rate of 25% set in the National Plan for Higher Education (Department of Education, 2001). This suggests that our tertiary education system is in crisis and needs a dramatic overhaul if it is to help shape the future of South Africa.

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande urged all stakeholders within the higher education sector “to try and find each other through negotiations first...”

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