University warning after government made it even easier to get matric bachelor's pass

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University warning after government made it even easier to get matric bachelor's pass

Experts are warning that the government’s decision to make it easier to get a National Senior Certificate (NSC) Bachelor's pass will mean universities will be flooded with applications.

Up until March 2018, the minimum requirement for admission to degree studies was subject to a list of 20-credit subjects known as the "designated subject list".
 

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Pfft, this hardly changes anything. Degrees already list the relevant subjects one needs anyway, it's not like you can now suddenly avoid maths then register for engineering.

All this will do is make it even easier to get a dead-end, useless matric as far as tertiary studies go.
 

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They still won't get into university. Competition is very high.
 

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Pfft, this hardly changes anything. Degrees already list the relevant subjects one needs anyway, it's not like you can now suddenly avoid maths then register for engineering.

All this will do is make it even easier to get a dead-end, useless matric as far as tertiary studies go.
This^^^
 

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All this will do is make it even easier to get a dead-end, useless matric as far as tertiary studies go.
And they'll all demand to get their BA degrees on our dime, not exactly a great prospect either
 

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They won't get into university
In which case they'll just burn down a couple of university buildings, they passed matric, they would of course be entitled to tertiary studies and a fat paycheck.

That's what they've been made to believe.

EDIT: also, you overestimate what it takes to qualify for entry into a BA course, rumour has it a corpse can get in if a summer breeze coincidentally moves the feather they put under your nose for the entry test :ROFL:
 

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EDIT: also, you overestimate what it takes to qualify for entry into a BA course, rumour has it a corpse can get in if a summer breeze coincidentally moves the feather they put under your nose for the entry test :ROFL:
You're missing his point. People that have to resort to writing BS subjects just to pass matric still won't get in because the uni will take the better students anyway. The sheer volume of people applying is enough of a barrier to keep them out even if they meet the minimum requirements.
 

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You're missing his point. People that have to resort to writing BS subjects just to pass matric still won't get in because the uni will take the better students anyway. The sheer volume of people applying is enough of a barrier to keep them out even if they meet the minimum requirements.
But then what motivated the change? What's being achieved here?
 

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But then what motivated the change? What's being achieved here?
I'd hazard a guess that the government wants to artificially increase the bachelor's pass stats.

Nothing is being achieved here.
 

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This does not affect people who want more out of their lives. You have not made it in life just because you qualify for bachelors degree studies, and you attain your degree. There are so many graduates, so few jobs, and only a handful of graduates know what they are doing.
 

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Pfft, this hardly changes anything. Degrees already list the relevant subjects one needs anyway, it's not like you can now suddenly avoid maths then register for engineering.

All this will do is make it even easier to get a dead-end, useless matric as far as tertiary studies go.
Only problem like the article states is influx of applications. Now they will have more useless applications to discard.
 

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Experts are warning that the government’s decision to make it easier to get a National Senior Certificate (NSC) Bachelor's pass will mean universities will be flooded with applications.
After which they will be flooded with first year drop-outs and unpaid student loans.
 

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Pfft, this hardly changes anything. Degrees already list the relevant subjects one needs anyway, it's not like you can now suddenly avoid maths then register for engineering.

All this will do is make it even easier to get a dead-end, useless matric as far as tertiary studies go.
Changes a lot. The entire University structure will change. Will result in mass applications for bottom barrel courses.

What you'll have is fly by nights attending varsity just for the joyride and causing disruptions. Will effectively kill the learning environment.
 

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Changes a lot. The entire University structure will change. Will result in mass applications for bottom barrel courses.

What you'll have is fly by nights attending varsity just for the joyride and causing disruptions. Will effectively kill the learning environment.
/facepalm
 
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