DHET_2000 to 2014_ First Time Entering Undergraduate Cohort Studies for Public HEIs (final)

Published On: 31 March 2017|

During the period 1986 to 1998 the former Department of Education collected data on student enrolments, graduates and full time equivalents from the public higher education institutions in the form of aggregated tables known as the South African Post-Secondary Education (SAPSE) system. The shortcomings and limitations of the SAPSE system were identified in a review undertaken in May 1998. One of the major problems identified in that review was the difficulty experienced when accessing and manipulating the SAPSE data.1
In 2000 the new Higher Education Management Information system (HEMIS) was introduced. A benefit of the new system is the Department’s ability to undertake more flexible analysis of the data.2

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