Nzimande To Make Fees Announcement
Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande is expected to make an announcement about the fees structure at tertiary institutions.
This comes after Nzimande received an advisory report from the Council for Higher Education
The announcement is likely to determine whether students take to the streets over the proposed fee structure for 2017.
Students have been waiting with baited breath to hear whether or not the country will see a hike in University fees.
The announcement comes as the fees commission which is investigating the feasibility of free higher education continues with its public hearings
During the first round of public hearings in Pretoria, the centre for higher education transformation called on a tertiary education fee solution which will benefit the poor.
The body says it is concerned that poor students will not benefit from free higher education. The organisations Director Nico Cloete says a free-for-all approach simply won’t work.
“This thing that you can have one system for everybody while people in the system are hugely different is not going work” Cloete said.