VOCTIDSA undertook its
own research amongst a number of universities and the spread of their
student numbers. The purpose was to determine how many disabled students
there are and what percentage are hearing impaired.
THE FOLLOWING STATISTICS WERE DEDUCED:
Only 7 of 21 universities responded to our enquires. The
total number of students attending these seven universities is 161 776.
Of these, 645 are disabled students, giving a percentage of 0.398%. Of
the disabled group 58 per cent are hearing impaired giving a percentage
of 0.035% of the total number of students.
The other aim of the research done by VOCTIDSA,
was to determine the average qualifications of Deaf living in Pretoria
and the surrounding areas. It was found that only 12% have grade 9 or
higher. Of these, 72% are Whites and 26% are Africans while the other
racial groups make up the remaining 2%.
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