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Government’s new plan for student success

The state’s teaching development grants to universities are being wholly rethought.

Time to stop blaming schools

A new report from the Council on Higher Education has argued for an extended degree in order to increase the number of graduates.

A bridge too far for school leavers

New testing data reveal that worryingly few matriculants are equipped for higher education.

Sub-par matric is a ticket to desperation

The dramatic rise in the pass rate over the past two years raises unrealistic expectations about entry into higher education.

A necessary conversation

African language proficiency is a worthy goal that can be achieved through an integrated approach at both school and university levels.

Matric: A certified improvement needed

Despite the understandable focus on matric pass rates it might be useful to take a step back and look at issues surrounding the matric examination.

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