More and more South African universities are requiring applicants to take a math and English aptitude test. It helps them gauge students' preparedness, but may also be preventing poor students from applying.
Students take a break from their English lesson to talk about what they want to be when they grow up. Classmates gasp with excitement, imagining life as a teacher, an engineer, or the first man on the moon.
Earlier this week, reporter Anders Kelto asked a student at COSAT why she had missed class. In perfectly measured tones, she told a truly heart-breaking story, and one that revealed some of the challenges of teaching in Khayelitsha.
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