Higher education | Some universities may be downgraded

According to the changes, a university must offer a wide range of studies or be classified as a college. Universities South Africa's Linda Meyer says people can still comment on the proposed policy. #dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Universities that do not meet requirements may be downgraded or closed.

That's according to new draft rules that aim to differentiate types of educational institutions.

According to the changes, a university must offer a wide range of studies or be classified as a college.

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Universities South Africa's Linda Meyer says people can still comment on the proposed policy.

"You need to have 95 percent of your programmes registered on the higher qualification framework. You also need to have a very strong research component,|" she said.

"Institutions of higher learning, specifically universities, focus on teaching and learning, research and community engagement."

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eNCA

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