PEDRO MZILENI | Higher education should promote more ‘hard-hand skills’ for prosperity
The dominance of research universities must be downgraded
Last month the department of higher education and training released a Draft Policy for the Recognition of South African Higher Education Institutional Types. In the main, the policy seeks to articulate more sharply the three different types of higher education institutions that SA has, as advanced by the amended Higher Education Act of 1997.
These are higher education colleges, university colleges and universities. The department argues that through this policy, it would finally be able to have a far more comprehensive higher education system that responds to the socioeconomic needs of our society...
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