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ERIC Number: EJ967804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Student Success in Entry Level Modules at the University of Kwazulu-Natal
Zewotir, T.; North, D.; Murray, M.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n6 p1232-1243 2011
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is now six years post merger--time to reflect as the institution is now well settled. Modules are offered on multiple campuses, at various levels, ranging from entry level modules through to Ph.D. studies. This article attempts to identify the factors that lead to the successful progression of students to higher level modules. Different academic faculties have different admission and exclusion criteria. Accordingly, the analysis of these factors will be done on a faculty by faculty basis. Among all the factors investigated, first attempt of the course is found to be a common factor leading to student's success across faculties, whilst accommodation (off campus vs. on campus) also plays a role. Good academic results from high school (both Mathematics and English) are further found to be useful in promoting success in some faculties. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa