First-year students won’t be cut any slack, but they will get support
SA universities are mindful of the tough Covid-related learning conditions their new intakes have been through
SA’s 26 public universities will not be trimming or diluting their curricula to accommodate first-year students who may have knowledge gaps because of Covid-19 disruptions to schooling last year.
Instead the institutions will offer intensive learning support programmes to assist students who are battling academically.
Stellenbosch University spokesperson Martin Viljoen said academic content will not be diluted because it had to maintain the academic quality and integrity of its qualifications...