FM: The Council on Higher Education (CHE) has allowed business schools to move MBA programmes wholly online in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Would you like the dispensation to be extended?

Hamid: The CHE should reflect deeply on this as more than a response to Covid. It should also reflect on the way we view education delivery in the 21st century and seek to support institutions to develop world-class education free from confining policy structures. That means an education which seeks to recognise that skills for a new world at the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution go beyond traditional perspectives of higher education. The CHE needs to review its policies, framework and the lens with which it views quality management of the SA brand of education in a global context...

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