03 June 2014
The University of Cape
Town has responded to a statement made
by the Higher Education Transformation Network regarding the university’s
UCT Spokesperson Riana Geldenhuys
said race remains a big factor in the university.
The Higher Education Transformation
Network said it is dangerous for UCT to carry on
with the process of exclusive policy of removing the category of black students
on its admission forms.
Geldenhuys said in the new admission
policy proposal for University of Cape
Town race does remain a factor in
assessing disadvantage but it’s not the only factor anymore.
Geldenhuys we are now also taking
into consideration factors that impact on student’s national senior certificate
“These are factors such as parental
levels of education, the kind of school the applicant may have attended and his
or her home language Geldenhuys added.
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