More students enrol in science, technology, report shows

Most enrolments in South Africa’s 26 public higher education institutions in 2017 were recorded for science, engineering and technology studies, growing from 237,058 students in 2009 to 310,115 students in 2017, writes Ernest Mabuza for Times Live.

These figures are contained in the report released by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor last Tuesday. The report, Statistics on Post-School Education and Training in South Africa: 2017, showed that the second-most enrolments in 2017 were in business and management, with 278,930 enrolments, followed by other humanities (252,826) and education (195,113).

The report also found that almost three quarters of the students enrolled in public higher education institutions in 2017 were black Africans (73.7% or 763,767), followed by white students (14.3% or 148,802), coloured students (6.2% or 64,772) and Indian/Asian students (4.8% or 50,131).
Full report on the Times Live site