University of South Africa
The University of South Africa (UNISA, pronounced you-nee-sah) is a correspondence University and the largest university on the African continent. It attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa.
Origins and growth
Originally founded as the University of the Cape of Good Hope, igt was renamed the University of South Africa in 1916, was created when the Molteno government passed Act 16 of 1873 in the Cape of Good Hope Parliament. Modelled on the University of London, it offered examinations but not tuition, and had the power to confer degrees upon successful examination candidates. It was one of the models for the Open University in England.
In 2014 the university headcount of was over 300,000 students, including African and international students in 130 countries worldwide, making it one of the world's mega universities.
A number of other institutions developed under its aegis, including
Wikipedia (2014) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_South_Africa
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