The new draft policy framework for the provision of distance education has been released by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Comment is due by no later than 2nd July 2012. Victoria John of the Mail and Guardian provided comment last Friday:
“Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has thrown his weight behind the “progressive development” of South African distance higher education as an “indispensable and integral component of our national higher education system”.
The new draft policy framework for the provision of distance education in South African universities, published in the Government Gazette for public comment at the end of last month, presents abundant evidence that his proposal will be supported and can be implemented effectively.
It describes the predicament that many prospective students who are not able to access higher education institutions full-time because of uncertain finances and work commitments find themselves in. “ Read more.