19 May 2011

South Africa: Medical schools' race bar

This article embodies what South African has become - a sub-standard, racist country. Straight-A White students are being overlooked for entry into medical schools because they may have had the internet at home. That's basically what this article boils down to. Whites are still perceived as being privileged - it doesn't matter if they spend their entire school career studying and working hard to obtain good grades. The bottom line is that they may have had the internet, may have gone to private school and may have had a parent to help them - that perception is all that matters in the eyes of these racist universities - or, at least, this is how they justify how they select their students. As an example, the University of Cape Town requires White and Indian students to obtain a score of 700 out of 900 marks, compared to the Black entry level of 534. Why? Because Blacks may have attended public school, had crappy teachers and uneducated parents so they deserve the spot above the more intelligent White and Indian applicants. Mediocrity breeds mediocrity and no matter how much the South African universities and the ANC pushes their  anti-White agenda, it's still not going to change Black intelligence and performance. The ANC has been in power for 17 years, so who's fault is it that the education system sucks and that sub-par Black students are being churned out? Apparently, it's the White's fault.....and they'll pay till Jesus comes.

Hat tip: Julian B

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Local varsities slam door on straight-A white students


Izette Lubbe got seven distinctions in matric last year - but was still not good enough to qualify for three of South Africa's university medical schools.


The 18-year-old, who matriculated at Pretoria's Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, is still determined to become a doctor, despite her applications being rejected by the universities of Pretoria, Stellenbosch and the Free State.
 
Lubbe is one of many white matriculants who battle to gain acceptance to medical schools, where race still plays a large role.
 
Now, Lubbe and others like her are studying towards other degrees to try to increase their chances of acceptance by medical schools later during their studies.
 
Louise van Immerzeel, 24, a third-year medical student at Wits University, completed a BSc degree before being accepted.
 
"I can't explain how hard it is to get in. I have lots of people in my class with a master's degree. There are people with PhDs that didn't get in," she said.
 
Medical school admission policies extend from a strict, race-based system in use by the University of Cape Town (UCT) to a "definite effort . to accommodate candidates from a disadvantaged academic background" at Free State University.
 
UCT is clear about its racial selection criteria, by which black students need to obtain 534 out of 900 points, whereas white and Indian candidates have to achieve 700 out of 900 marks to make their "admission probable".
 
The university's website also says that coloured pupils have to score 578 points and Chinese 660.
 
UCT vice-chancellor Max Price said one of the reasons for the rigid policy was the education system, which is "a mess".
 
"The unfairness happens in schools and not in universities. These black students overcome enormous odds.
 
"They don't have the internet and parents helping them with homework, and they have very poor teachers.
 
"After all that, to get 60% you have to be close to a genius and highly motivated," said Price.
 
"Most white students who get 80% in matric have been to private schools or attended formerly model C schools and have educated parents who can help them with their homework. They have all those advantages that enable them to do well."
 
Price, who admitted that he was generalising, added: "The playing field is not level. To look only at marks would be unfair to disadvantaged students."
 
Price said the only equitable way of selection was to evaluate disadvantaged students against each other and not against those of other races. He said it did not matter whether the prospective black students came from a private school because their parents were not as well educated as those of their white counterparts.
 
Price said his university was "researching" other ways of selecting students that did not rely largely on race.
 
But at Walter Sisulu University's medical school, in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, officials are battling to find enough white students.
 
The admission policy stipulates that of the first-year intake, 75% of students, has to be black, 15% Indian, 5% Coloured or white, and 5% from Lesotho.
 
The executive dean of the faculty of health sciences, Professor Khaya Mfenyana said: "We are struggling to get whites and coloureds and this is why we only have 5% for them. On the other hand we have too many Indians applying."
 
Lubbe said being rejected, even after scoring seven distinctions, was difficult. She is now studying for a BSc degree in biological sciences and has applied for a place at a medical school at the end of the first semester.
 
"I really hope I get in. If I get in, it's a dream. If I don't make it, I'll try again," she said.
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8 comments:

  1. Anonymous20/5/11 06:56

    This is what happens when a people listen to appeasers.

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  2. Tyrone from SA (JHB)21/5/11 04:52

    Ha hah ha . 'Rainbow' nation hypocrisy. Disgusting. Fuck the coons (and especially their apologists).

    I reserve a special hell for race traitors like Max Price. I wonder if he would have gotten into Med School if he applied how??? Moron.

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  3. Anonymous10/2/12 20:39

    Guys, the problem lies with the department of education. The number of students who have obtained an "University exemption" or equivelant has exploded exponentially. Had universities been built? Did they try to increase the intake capacity? Did you know that 264 000 2011 matriculants obtained a Bachelors entrance qualification, bit nationally we only have spots for first years of 180 000? Now I ask you -WHAT THE F@#k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Anonymous3/3/12 10:16

    Im a black guy who got six distinction, wishing to study medicine. I took a gap year. The UCT system sucks and frankly I don't think its fair for the white youth to suffer for the mistakes that happened way before they were even born. This country is slowly reversing apartheid, i.e., discriminating against the white population which isn't fair. I pity you guys, I just hope you'll get to be treated fairly. An, for what its worth I believe its not all about the school you attended, but how smart you are. I was at a school that had no lab but I managed a 94% in Physical Sciences. Keep your heads held high enough, goodluck :)

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    1. Anonymous4/4/13 02:23

      We need more people like you in our country, we really do.

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  6. Anonymous5/9/13 04:26

    I'm in matric and its about time to get provisional acceptance from universities. I've applied for medicine almost everywhere, and have been rejected or haven't heard back whereas my black friend in school has been accepted at every university she applied to. I'm happy for her because she has worked hard and has good enough marks, but don't I deserve it too if my marks are better? Apartheid is back again but it just sugarcoated with words like "Affirmative Action" I'm indian but I would not say that my people were discriminated against as well so I deserve to get into medicine. I think this country needs to put the past behind them and move forward where everyone is ACTUALLY equal. Medicine wass my dream, so basically what the universities have to say is sorry but no matter how hard you work, if you're not black you can't get it, however if you get about a 99 percent average you might be considered. It just saddens me to see that this country is moving backwards and using apartheid as an accuse to discrimate.

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  7. It is sad that we Indians were not black enough when the Whites ruled the country and still not black enough now that the blacks are ruling the country. I would say that it would be fair to be selected on merit and not color, but suppose that is the rule of this idiotic regime.

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