Today's Big Stories

Low student throughput clogging and costing universities - StatsSA

South Africa's poor student throughput rate has created a significant burden for universities, says Statistician-General Pali Lehohla.

Stats SA has released the financial statistics of higher education institutions report for 2015 in Pretoria, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.

Lehohla says universities serve almost one million students, but the figure should be closer to about 600 000.

Lehohla compared the current enrollment rate to the number of students currently in the higher education system, explains Bateman.

While there has been a steady increase in the number of enrollments over the last decade, there are not nearly enough graduates leaving the system.

Lehohla took into account several factors causing what he refers to as "congestion" in the system and says the low throughput is contributing to the high costs of tertiary education.

He said it's inefficient and that we shouldn't have such a high number of people for what's going in compared to what's coming out.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Listen to detailed coverage from EWN's Barry Bateman below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Violence undermining student cause - Nzimande

Violence undermining student cause - Nzimande

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande delivered a statement in the National Assembly on the crisis in higher education funding.

Govt policy is to provide free higher education for poor only - Nzimande

Govt policy is to provide free higher education for poor only - Nzimande

The minister emphasized the provision of free higher education for the poor – not everyone.

Popular articles
[WATCH] The world literally laughs at Donald Trump

[WATCH] The world literally laughs at Donald Trump

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

[LISTEN] Pallo Jordan says leaked Mbeki paper on land is 'unfortunate'

[LISTEN] Pallo Jordan says leaked Mbeki paper on land is 'unfortunate'

The leaked 30 paper, seemingly from the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, has been met with mixed reaction.

SA braces for horrific fuel price increases as oil hits 4-year high

SA braces for horrific fuel price increases as oil hits 4-year high

It's monstrous! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the Automobile Association of South Africa's Layton Beard.

Why installing a dash cam in your car is more necessary than you think

Why installing a dash cam in your car is more necessary than you think

Don't have a dash cam? A legal advisor at insurance broker RBS explains why you might want to reconsider.

Dros rape: 'He was sitting near the kid's play area...he had his eye on her'

Dros rape: 'He was sitting near the kid's play area...he had his eye on her'

The man allegedly attacked the six-year-old inside a toilet cubicle at a Dros franchise in Pretoria on Saturday.

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

'She says I'm just waiting for this c**lie to move so I can take the photo'

A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show, Zeenat says she was called a derogatory word for Indian on Heritage Day.

[WATCH] Vietnam's The Bachelor uproar as female contestants run away together

[WATCH] Vietnam's The Bachelor uproar as female contestants run away together

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.