This was revealed in a hard-hitting report released by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) on Tuesday.
Poor academic preparation at school is "the dominant learning-related reason" for poor university performance – but there is "no prospect" that the schooling sector will be able to produce the numbers of adequately prepared matriculants that higher education requires "in the foreseeable future".
These are among the starkly dismal facts the CHE report powerfully presents in arguing the need for radical changes to undergraduate degrees.
Currently we have two of our students studying medicine. Daniel Eygelaar is in his second year at TUKS and April McKenna Hoyle is in her first year at Stellenbosch. Like so many other countries in the world it has become a major problem for students to be accepted; there is simply not enough institutions offering training in this field. We know that they will make us proud!
Jean-Marc and Dawid successfully passed their first year Actuarial Science. Jean Marc, head boy at Alma Mater in 2011, is also excelling at debating at Pukke and Dawid was one of the faculty’s top achievers, receiving the top award for creating the best programme. Alma Mater is so proud of them. Keep it up!