study showed that just over half of the students who enter higher education institutions are ready for the transition from school to tertiary education.
This is an increase of 8% since 2016’s survey.
According to educators who support the study, this is why 47% of students who start studies never get their degree.
Prof Wayne Hugo states that the biggest problem is the school standards that do not keep up with university levels.
The education department who annually reduces pass rate requirements and appoint inept teachers should be held directly responsible for the situation.