15 August 2010
Matriculants of 2010 have a tougher road ahead of them, when they have to apply for university.
South Africa’s top universities have made stricter admission requirements then the previous years.
Among the requirements matrics have to meet the benchmark tests known as the NTB, a minimum 50 percent pass in English and entrance points have increased drastically.
The University of Kwazulu Natal is one of the few universities in the country that have not implemented stricter admission requirements including Walter Sisulu University and the Limpopo University.
The universities spokesperson Nomonde Mbadi says “they were monitoring and tracking the academic performance and quality of students in the first year of study.” Since this is only the second year of implementation of the new national senior certificate (NSC) and of the revised university minimum admissions requirements, faculties are analysing trends and monitoring student performance”.
The determining factor is the applicant’s senior final certificate results.
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