Court sets aside UNISA lower first-year intake decision
The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command Council took the minister to court over the intake issue, while the distance educational institution’s decision on the academic year was challenged by the Black Lawyers Association Students Council.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has welcomed the judgment. The commission was concerned about the implications of the directive to UNISA and the university’s decision not to enrol over 20,000 applicants on the right to further education as stated in Section 29, subsection 1(b) of the Constitution. The commission’s view in this matter was that UNISA is central to the realisation of the right to further education and the history of the university bears this out. UNISA remains the most affordable university compared to other universities in South Africa, explains the SAHRC’s Buang Jones.
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