ED­U­CA­TION

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Fol­low­ing the tran­si­tion, 75% of whites in the coun­try had a ma­tric qual­i­fi­ca­tion and just 10% had any higher ed­u­ca­tion. But by 2012, al­most all white chil­dren were pass­ing ma­tric while 60% of those aged 20 to 24 were en­rolled for higher ed­u­ca­tion. The com­par­a­tive fig­ures are that fewer than 50% of black chil­dren are go­ing on to pass ma­tric and only 14% of those aged 20 to 24 are cur­rently en­rolled for higher ed­u­ca­tion. This de­spite the fact that the white share of to­tal ter­tiary en­rol­ment has dropped from roughly 40% to 20% since 1994, while the black share has in­creased to 65%.

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