The Ministry of Education and Training is embarking on the introduction of a school leaving qualification, higher than the current SGCSE. This is in a bid to address the problem of having Swazi students undertake a bridging course when applying to institutions of higher learning in South Africa and other countries abroad. The qualification will be equivalent or higher than that of South Africa’s Matric or CIE’s AS Level. Consultations are underway to solicit the views of stakeholders and partners in education. The first of such meetings took place at the University of Swaziland on 5 December 2012.