A consensus reached on funding model for higher education

A delegation of key role players in the higher education sector have reached a consensus regarding a funding model for higher education.

702's Xolani Gwala speaks to EWN reporter, Aurelie Kalenga, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

They also welcome the progress made regarding a funding model which will fund the missing middle, which are students who cannot qualify for NSFAS but can't afford university fees.

Aureli Kalenga, EWN reporter

They are estimating that this will be done in 2018, and the pilot project will be done in 2017.

Aurelie Kalenga, EWN reporter

In another interview, Xolani spoke to Minister Blade Nzimande regarding the latest developments on what might consolidate the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

Part of the discussions was to look into preparations that have been made and what are the possible obstacles and challenges.

Blade Nzimande, higher education and training minister

This is a very big victory for the students, though of course, this is part of our policy for free higher education.

Blade Nzimande, higher education and training minister

What we are saying to our students is that your call is legitimate, we have heard you, here are the issues that government is taking up, give these processes a chance if you are genuinely interested in transforming our education system.

Blade Nzimande, higher education and training minister

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