Free education commission calls for submissions
The commission was set up following the ‘Fees Must Fall’ protests across the country.
CAPE TOWN - A commission set up by President Jacob Zuma to investigate the feasibility of free tertiary education has encouraged those who want to make submissions to come forward.
Yesterday, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and department officials briefed Parliament's portfolio committee on higher education on progress made by the commission.
Deputy Director-General Diane Parker told the committee the department has supplied the presidential commission with its own reports on the subject of free tertiary education.
Nzimande says the work of the commission is important.
"We urge everyone to take an active interest or even to go and make presentations before that commission."
The commission has been given eight months to complete its work.
It has a further two months to finalise a report to be submitted to Zuma.
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