University of Johannesburg (UJ)students who do not qualify for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas ) and cannot afford tuition fees, can be assured of some financial help.

The university has managed to raise over R200 million last year in student funds. The money will go towards needy students to enable them to further their studies.

The university is among the higher education institutions that were rocked by violent student protests over free education.

UJ vice-chancellor Tshilidzi Marwala says they are continuing with fund raising this year to show the university’s commitment towards helping students gain access to education.

“The university is determined to continue with this fundraising drive and has set the target a R116 million for 2018. In addition R10 million was earmarked for acquisition of eTablet devises for all first year Nsfas students,” said Marwala.

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