The South African Students’ Congress (Sasco) has made an urgent plea to the country’s universities to make more space available to accommodate prospective students.
Sasco launched the “Right to Learn Campaign” which seeks to assist students from all sorts of exclusion, including financial, academic and social exclusion.
The congress also wants a new law that will force the private sector to contribute towards education in the country.
Sasco Deputy Secretary-General Lwando Mangqishi says, “Our comrades are in all universities to assist those who are using all media platforms to communicate our position. We are continuing to liaise with both departments and our structures on the ground to ensure that all students coming to the institutions are not excluded either by financial exclusion or otherwise because we believe that this pronouncement made by President Zuma is there to ensure that students that are coming from the poor are able to access doors of higher learning.”