More higher education students enrol in science, technology, report shows

timeslive | April 16, 2019

The most enrolments in the country's 26 public higher education institutions was recorded for science, engineering and technology (SET) studies.Enrolment in these studies has been steadily growing from 2009, when there were only 237,058 students enrolled, to 310,115 in 2017.These figures are contained in the report released by higher education and training minister Naledi Pandor on Tuesday.The report, Statistics on post-school education and training in South Africa: 2017", showed that the second-most enrolments in 2017 were in business and management, with 278,930 enrolments, followed by other humanities (252,826) and education (195,113)."When comparing 2009 and 2017, all fields of study recorded an increase in student enrolment, with the largest increase recorded for the SET field of study (73,057) while the other humanities field of study recorded the lowest increase (25,972)," the report said.The report also said there were were 210,931 graduates in public higher education institutions in 2017, reflecting a 3.9% (7,855) increase compared with 2016.

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