Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:26

 

Stellenbosch University's adoption of its 2016 language policy was justified after the constitutional court handed judgement in their favour.

The university senate approved the policy on June 9, 2016, with 113 votes for the policy, and 10 against.

In a statement, the university stated: "The policy explicitly made provision for students who prefer to study in Afrikaans, while also improving access to education for students who are proficient in English only The language policy also makes provision for mechanisms for academic oversight, effective management and good governance relating to language implementation, within a framework that enables faculties to customise their language implementation plans, and their mechanisms for accountability and reporting to the relevant structures."

Watch:Stellenbosch University language policy judgement.

Courtesy of ENCA.