Student body, Sasco says no academically deserving student should be denied access to education on the basis of late application.
Speaking to the media in East London, newly elected national president, Avela Mjajubana says Sasco members will be visible at all institutions of higher learning to assist students who are still hoping to secure a place at universities.
Majajuba says they also welcome President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on free higher education.
“Walk in are not new phenomenon all institutions must allow for an extension in terms of considering late application and we are saying that we will be on guard because we have seen inconsistency from the department and NSFAS.”
“Therefore we are calling for applications to be reopened particularly from NSFAS and also walk ins must go to institutions. They will find Sasco comrades that are going to assist them; they have done it before it’s not news in 2018.”
Meanwhile Vaal University of Technology is one of the first tertiary institutions to seek to implement President Zuma’s sudden fees announcement just ahead of the ANC’s elective conference.
However most other institutions including Wits and the University of the Western Cape say they will not allow walk-in registrations.
President Zuma offered no explanation about how the fee-free education will be funded.
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