Parliament committee welcomes Nsfas application extension

The Nsfas has announced it will be re-opening the process for subsidies from 9 to 20 January.

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JOHANNESBURG – Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training has welcomed the extension of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) application deadline, saying this will benefit a wider range of students.

The Nsfas has announced it will be reopening the process for subsidies from 9 to 20 January.

The portfolio committee says this gesture speaks to government’s commitment to expanding access to higher education.

Chairperson Connie September says, “There’s complete separation of whether this will quell the Fees Must Fall. I am saying that because there are continuous efforts to deal with fees matter into the future.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)