MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


University Entrance Requirement Must Be Reviewed

18 February 2014  

  

The IFP calls for a comprehensive review of the university entrance point system which is used in selecting students. Many learners who have obtained Bachelor passes are denied access in our universities due to the point system.

 

IFP MP on Education, Mr Alfred Mpontshane said "For example there is a learner who did not get access to university because the entrance requirement for that particular university is 26 points, and the learner had 24 points, which is a 2 point difference. This needs to reviewed because there are many learners who suffer due to not obtaining the required points"

 

Mpontshane further stated that "Another factor involves the wrong combination of school subjects, which hinder most learners from pursuing their desired careers. A combination of subjects for example of Business Economics and Geography prevents prospective students from being taken to any of the Education faculty. This shows a lack of proper career guidance at school level"

 

"Every student who meets the university entrance requirement has a right to enter university. Parents have put in a lot of effort to ensure that their children receive the best education they can get. We cannot let a 2 point difference deny students further education - there must be a way for the university to help them make up those points" concluded Mpontshane

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr Alfred Mpontshane, 083 441 6201

 

For Media Enquiries contact: 

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675