Free education plan will have to be tested on its sustainability - Ahmed Bawa

The CEO of Universities South Africa Professor Ahmed Bawa says a move by President Jacob Zuma to have government increase funding toward higher education is either reconciliatory or part of a political plan.

The Presidency issued a statement on the Commission of Inquiry into higher education and training on Saturday morning.

Bawa says the organisation was taken aback.

The really key challenge is the challenge of sustainability, whatever was put out today will have to be tested with sustainability, because if you do it for a year or two years and then decide you can't do it again that will be the end of the system.

Professor Ahmed Bawa, CEO Universities South Africa

READ: 'Free education is Zuma's parting shot'

It is very hard to see how this is going to work in the short term.

Professor Ahmed Bawa, CEO Universities South Africa

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