I welcome this decision with all my heart from the school of computing. We spend great effort doing assignments that were not considerred towards the final marks. This will improve on UNISA's pass rate as it is in a poor state. It is a right decision the school has taken. In all other Universities, assignments are regarded as course work which contributes about 30% towards the final mark. 10% at UNISA is good but still unfair to us students.
I suggest UNISA scraps the requirement from the dept of Education. The latest decision is enough to motivate us to work hard. I always had a negative opinion to this requirement from the dept of Education. To me, it meant the school had no direction of its own other than to be directed by the Education Dept.