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South Africa: High fees keep students out of university

Wits University

Just how sustainable are the year-on-year above-inflation student fee increments at the country’s universities? This is the question management executives at the 25 public universities – including the two new institutions in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape – should start agonising over. A number of them have just seen student unrest over fees. It’s been a revolt of the poor who ... Read More »

No walk-in applications, universities warn

South African universities

As thousands of matriculants celebrate the release of their results on Tuesday, universities warned they would not accept walk-in applications. Universities had been inundated with thousands of applications for limited spaces. The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) received 80 000 applications for first year, while the University of Johannesburg (UJ) had nearly 75 000. The University of Pretoria (UP) had ... Read More »

Africa: UNILAG emerges best varsity in Nigeria

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) established in 1960 by an Act of Parliament has shot into the lead in the global Webometric ranking as Nigeria’s number one university. Ranked in the 16th position on the African continent, a release by the authority of the university said the 2012 ranking was based on the web popularity of the institution by International ... Read More »

S. African universities: Enrolments in sciences, engineering on the rise

The Department of Higher Education and Training says the number of first year students taking up studies in sciences and engineering at universities is on the rise. A total of 179 793 students are expected to study in these fields in 2012, up by 6.8 percent from last year’s projection of 175 072 students. In 2010, the actual enrolment was ... Read More »

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