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25 March 2010

Race still dogs SA students

Dimakatso Mokwena

A new study that has been published by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on higher education in South Africa shows that race continues to be a significant factor on who drops out of university, who graduates and who finds a job. The study titled Student Retention and Graduate Destination: Higher education and labour market access and success is predicated on concerns that at 15% South Africa’s graduation rate is among the lowest in the world. Further concerns are that they are huge disparities in the graduation rates of Black and White students with research findings suggesting that the average graduation rate of White students tends to be double that of Black students.

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Dimakatso Mokwena

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