We have betrayed our students

A new report now shows much more profound ways of understanding why, every year, violent student protests erupt around the country. We are betraying the promises we made to our young about opening the doors of learning and culture to all, because we cannot adequately support even those few school leavers who make it to university, or not many of them. And if you are, for instance, hungry more often than not, your chances of academic success are slim. The extraordinarily blunt, but also careful, report eloquently demonstrates that many universities are forced into taking measures they know to be dreadful for their students. (Mail & Guardian 02 Mar 2012)

Mail & Guardian
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: The Editorial
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Higher education, Transformation, Vulnerability, University residence, Dignity, University budgets