Days after the Wits University student representative council (SRC) raised R1-million to assist students who could not afford to register, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student leadership followed suit with R900 000.
No pupil will be left stranded without transport” was the promise made by Eastern Cape transport MEC Weziwe Tikana the day before schools opened this year. The Dispatch reported how the promise was broken on the first day, with hundreds of pupils still left stranded without transport. Many cram into overloaded vehicles, many more walk long distances and some sit idly at home.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has ordered a forensic audit into the state’s massive bursary and loan scheme for tertiary students.
A private school in Pretoria apologised on Monday for separating students according to race, said education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
The registration deadline for supplementary exams has been extended, the basic education department said today.
I must first acknowledge much has been done to transform higher education since the inception of our first democratic government.
IT HAS become a glittering ritual that masks the fault lines of our education system. Every year, the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga parades matric “top achievers”.
Government has increased funding to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to cater for poor and disabled students, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said today.