The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has threatened to make all institutions of higher learning ungovernable next year, should the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) not review its proposal that starting next year, students would need to pass 75% of their module to qualify for funding.
Currently, students need to pass at least 50% of their modules to get funding.
SAUS spokesperson Asive Dlanjwa says the students’ union will continue to engage NSFAS in a bid to persuade it to reverse its proposal.
“On Monday, we met with the scheme and SRC’s and they made their presentation. And we rejected the presentation. So we hope that they listen to us. But if they don’t listen, I promise that there’s no single institution that will open next year as long as the poor will be kept outside those gates through those measures.”
SA Union of Students unhappy with NSFAS’s 75% pass requirement: Asive Dlanjwa