Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande announced that the department will be doing its best to prevent #FeesMustFall protests, as the department believes that the #Feesmustfall campaign is a legitimate call and they are on the same side as students.
“It has been our policy to at least fund undergraduate students that are academically deserving, however we can not deny that there are opportunistic forces who have sought to hijack this.
Related article: Matric: Class of ’06? Where to now? Opportunities for 2017 academic year. Nzimande assures students that, NSFAS will be providing student loans and bursaries totalling R15.2 billion.
Among that R15.2 billion, he says that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be funding 205 000 first time entering and continuing qualifying students at universities and 200 000 students at TVET colleges in 2017.
Did you know? Minister Blade Nzimande says that 26 public universities will provide access to about 197 400 new entrants
Things Minister Blade Nzimade said according to Twitter: