Call for more black university students

The number of black African students attending university needs to rise for South Africa's economic development to improve, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said last week, reports SAPA. A mere 3.2% of black people aged between 18 and 29 attended university in 2013, he said at the release of Statistics South Africa's 2013 General Household Survey.

White attendance in the same demographic was 18.7%, and it was 9.2% for Indians and Asians and 3.1% for ‘coloureds’ – mixed race people.

"At the moment the proportion of blacks that are attending university is just too small to generate the kind of high level skills that are required to get the economy going." This was especially apparent for postgraduate studies, such as masters and doctoral studies.
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