Council on Higher Education

 
Varsities must meet labour needs
Varsities must meet labour needs
The current focus of the university sector is on the student protests of the #FeesMustFall campaign. While the agenda of ­university reform is in...
Recolonising the humanities?
Recolonising the humanities?
Academic debates can often be confusing for the general reader, and this is the case with some the arguments around academic freedom taken up in...
Sisters in the academic struggle
Sisters in the academic struggle
That there continue to be many disparities between men and women at universities is clear from many national publications, including the Council on...
State 'freezes out' private skills providers
State 'freezes out' private skills providers
Everyone agrees that skills training is indispensable in South Africa. But the government department that is supposed to promote training creates...
CHE audits 'might never be the same'
CHE audits 'might never be the same'
The Council on Higher Education's (CHE) institutional audit of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has had considerable coverage in the Mail...
CHE panel 'acted with integrity'
CHE panel 'acted with integrity'
The decision of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to withdraw the draft institutional audit report on the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)...
University dispute causes a crisis of credibility
University dispute causes a crisis of credibility
As part of its constitutional mandate to monitor quality at the country's higher education institutions, the Council on Higher Education (CHE) has...
Law degrees to be cross-examined
Law degrees to be cross-examined
University law deans have approached the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to probe the relevance and adequacy of the LLB degree.
Govt funding under the spotlight
Govt funding under the spotlight
The government must be willing to discuss its funding decisions with universities when it allocates money for specific purposes, other than...
A significant turning point
A significant turning point
Higher education regulations and quality assurance have, in the past 10 years, delivered on two key strategic goals -- the reconfiguration of the...
Losing the edge?
Losing the edge?
Only 16% of undergraduate students at Wits University attained general degrees in 2004, falling short of the national benchmark of 25%, a Council...
New qualifications framework in 2009
New qualifications framework in 2009
A higher education qualifications framework will come into force in South Africa next January, strengthening a quality assurance system that has...

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