The ability to secure funding for post-graduate studies is a barrier for many prospective students. This has been further amplified recently by a decrease in corporate funding and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on families and individuals’ finances.
There are an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults in South Africa. The Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) initiative aims to reduce this number by offering foundational learning programmes to motivated people.
As the grade 12 examination season concludes, the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation has advised prospective students to investigate whether colleges are registered before enrolling.