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.
We are very proud of our students and teachers who have done our school proud. Watching the news media these results are nowadays all about how many A’s were scored and a 100% matric pass rate. Alma Mater is an international school teaching an international syllabus. The latter making it very difficult to compare our results with that of government schools (NSC Syllabus) and “ordinary” private schools (IEB Syllabus).
Last year the World Economic Forum listed South Africa 62nd out of 62 countries for its capability to teach maths and science. Moneyweb comments as follows:
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!