We need to enhance their learning experience for nothing but success

As universities re-open their doors for the start of the 2020 academic year, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, Chairperson of Universities South Africa’s Teaching and Learning Strategy Group (TLSG) and Vice-Chancellor and Principal at Rhodes University, has sounded an alert to the teaching community and all other role players within the public university system to pay special attention to first-time undergraduate entrants. He says  a large majority of this cohort are likely to be first-generation enrollers at universities, who would have left their homes without much guidance and preparation for university life.

Dr Mabizela says the teaching community needs to prioritise understanding who these new arrivals are and what they bring to our campuses – all to achieve one purpose: to enhance their learning experience for nothing but success.