UCT exchanges ideas with high schools

25 October 2010

UCT exchanges ideas with high schoolsPolicy matters: Vice-chancellor Dr Max Price (middle) met with principals of feeder schools.

UCT strengthened its relationships with local high schools when vice-chancellor Dr Max Price hosted a lunch for principals from some of UCT's feeder schools on 12 October.

Price was accompanied by deputy vice-chancellor Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo, Schools Development Unit director Dr Jonathan Clark, and Admissions director Carl Herman; and met with representatives from Herschel, Wynberg Boys' High, Wynberg Girls' High, Camps Bay High, Hector Peterson Senior Secondary, Spine Road High and the Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology.

It was the third such meeting with schools this year. The aim is to cement relationships with the schools, to get feedback on how UCT is perceived by teachers, and to allow principals to raise issues relevant to the university.

Herman said afterwards that discussions at these meetings had centred on UCT's admissions policy, with principals expressing their views on the issues involved.

Price stated that UCT's goal is to be transparent with respect to policy, and that the university is working to move away from race as the sole proxy for disadvantage.

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