No quota system at new SA private medical university

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[b]KwaZulu-Natal[/b] is poised to get [b]SA’s[/b] first private medical university and newly elected premier Senzo Mchunu is quoted in the [s]Sunday Tribune[/s] as saying, racial quotas won’t apply. The medical university and hospital is being planned for [b]Newcastle[/b] and will be accessible to patients from [b]KZN[/b], the [b]Free State[/b] and [b]Mpumalanga[/b], the report says. The [b]Manipal University[/b] is a prominent international institution of higher learning in [b]India[/b] and it offers Bachelors’, Masters’ and Doctoral degrees in over 20 specialities. It has 26,000 students from over 54 countries with campuses [b]in Bangalore, Mangalore, Sikkim, Jaipur, Dubai, Malaysia[/b] and [b]Antigua[/b]. Mchunu said the university would solve two issues – the shortage of space at medical training facilities and quotas. ‘With this partnership anyone who wants to study medicine and can afford to do so, can study in SA. They don’t need to go overseas,’ he said.

Full Sunday Tribune report

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