Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the department and universities have reached another fee compact to ensure fee increases for the 2021 academic year are kept at affordable levels.
Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the department is not in a financial position to be able to support institutions to clear all the debt of fee-paying students.
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, will this morning visit the Tshwane University of Technology, Ga-Rankuwa Campus to assess its state of readiness for the phased return of students to the university.
While there is no definite date on when the 2020 academic year for the post-school education and training (PSET) sector will conclude, government has assured the country that no student will be left behind.
While campus-based learning has been put on hold as the country prepares to move to Level 4 of the national COVID-19 lockdown, interventions have been put in place for the post-school education and training (PSET) sector.
While many South Africans know a great deal about COVID-19, the majority still believe they are at low risk of contracting the disease.
Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Dr Blade Nizmande, will on Friday, announce the department’s measures to be implemented in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on all stakeholders to give the Presidential Commission, which was set up to look into fees for tertiary education, space to conclude its work.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will next month during the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) announce how National Treasury will fund the university fees shortfall.