Unisa's response on the appointment of the Ministerial Task Team to conduct an independent review of the university

The University of South Africa (Unisa)  welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology to appoint an independent Ministerial Task Team (MTT) for a six-month period to conduct a formal review of Unisa with a strategic focus on its institutional mandate and scope, and to analyse its capacity, systems and organisational structure in relation to its mandate and mission as a large open distance learning institution in the South African context.

Premised on the acknowledgement that Unisa is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the longest-standing dedicated distance education university in the world, enrolling nearly a third of South African students in the public university system, the University acknowledges and accepts the appointment of the MTT. This matter was previously a subject of discussion between the Unisa Council and the Minister.

The University Council and Management welcome the review of the University, and pledge to provide all the support that the MTT requires, with the expressed hope that the process will enable the University to achieve the desired higher levels of performance as expressed in its strategic plan. 

Publish date: 2020/07/27