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Byline: Shirley de Villiers
Many SA universities were thrown into disarray earlier this year due to an unexpectedly large first-year intake. Though the country's general 2008 matric pass rate was down 2,5% from last year's 65%, about 22000 more matrics than usual passed their exams with university exemption.
The problem: universities were accepting the first wave of outcomes-based education (OBE) matriculants: 2008 was the first year matrics wrote the new National …