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Vice-chancellor survey 2021: Passing the resilience test

Overview

As the second year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic draws to a close, the future remains uncertain, due to the continuous emergence of different strains of the virus. The pandemic has impacted all facets of our lives, particularly among the academic fraternity. Universities and other institutions came to a standstill and were subsequently forced to implement emergency remote teaching and learning measures.

Academic institutions have had to find innovative ways to improve their online curriculums and provide virtual access to learning by introducing technology that ensures students have access to relevant and up-to-date learning material while remaining in a safe study environment and adhering to government’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Socio-economic disparities in South Africa have been exacerbated by the pandemic, not least within the education system.

Socio-economic disparities in South Africa have been exacerbated by the pandemic, not least within the education system. However, the circumstances have also been a catalyst for innovation and finding new ways of teaching and learning, while also expanding access to education to a wider range of learners and students. These changes may well become the foundation for a new, long-distance and inclusive approach to education and provide a practical way to address some of the education challenges we face.

 

Vice-chancellor survey 2021 videos

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Introducing PwC’s 2021 Vice-Chancellor survey

PwC South Africa Education leader, Roshan Ramdhany highlights the purpose of our second Vice-Chancellor survey.

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Three key themes from PwC South Africa’s 2nd Vice-Chancellor

PwC partner, Saffiyah Bootha explores the three key themes that emerged from the 2021 Vice-Chancellor survey.

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Key findings from PwC South Africa’s 2nd Vice-Chancellor

Anisha Vittee highlights the most pertinent challenges and threats identified by vice-chancellors in the 2021 Vice-Chancellor survey.

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Roshan  Ramdhany

Roshan Ramdhany

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4144

Saffiyah Bootha

Saffiyah Bootha

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4900

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