South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to build a new university in SA. This at the Lyttelton City Hall, in Centurion. According to the President, many more universities are in plan for the future.
No details as to the exact location of this new University. South Africa has a multitude of a tertiary institution around the country. However, it still suffers from low literacy rates when compared to the developed nation as well as some African countries.
There is hope that this new learning institution will be located in the province which desperately needs it. There are also lots of questions surrounding free educations in South Africa and how this university will play a part in that with critics pointing what’s the point of a new University if a student can’t afford to attend.
Another major question posed by the new university is how this will contribute to job growth in South Africa, as unemployment among the youth is at 50% with many graduates still unable to get a job even after completing tertiary education.
By Mokgethi Mtezuka