UCT launched an online high school, and became the first University on the African continent to extend its expertise to the secondary schooling market with a free online curriculum option available to all, in partnership with the Valenture Institute, an education technology company that has developed its own proprietary online model.

“The UCT online high school ecosystem has been designed to service South African learners from a broad range of socioeconomic means,” the university said.

It enables learners in grades 8 – 12 in any part of the world the opportunity to study at a monthly fee of R2,095.

Admissions for the UCT Online High School opened on Wednesday, 21 July 2021. “The University of Cape Town is committed to playing our part in addressing the systemic challenges facing our education system,” said UCT’s vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.