Only 15% of university students graduateThe Star.
Nicolene Murdoch, the executive director for teaching and quality at Monash South Africa, said graduation rates have ranged from 15% to 20% for several years now. She said the reasons for the low rates include financial constraints – where students enrol for courses but don’t have funding to see them through – lack of academic preparedness and students not getting enough support from their universities.
Murdoch, who is also the president of the South African Association for Institutional Research, said the highest failure rates were in the maths and science programmes, which covered medicine, science, technology and business studies. She said students tended to struggle with “anything with a maths component”.
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