'Higher Education Amendment Bill may erode and undermine institutional autonomy’

The Chairperson of Universities South Africa, Professor Adam Habib says the way the higher education Amendment Bill is fashioned may create ambiguity and it might undermine and erode institutional autonomy.

Meanwhile, Dr Ingrid Tufvesson from the Higher Education Transformation Network says there is a great need for regulatory intervention in the country’s higher education sector.

CapeTalk's Africa Melane spoke to Professor Adam Habib about the implications of this Bill.

Our system is based on striking the right balance between institutional autonomy and public accountability.

Professor Adam Habib, Chairperson of Universities South Africa

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We do think this requires deliberation, it requires the Minister to engage the Council of Higher Education and to be involved in public deliberations around these issues

Professor Adam Habib, Chairperson of Universities South Africa

We just need to get the wording right in the clauses of the bill

Professor Adam Habib, Chairperson of Universities South Africa

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