R1.9b to Offset Zero Fee Hike at Universities

Two parliamentary committees agree that funding for the post-school education sector has to be increased

The Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations as well as the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training have unanimously agreed that funding for the post-school education sector has to be increased.

According to Parliament, this follows a joint meeting held today as part of the hearings on the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

The three committees were briefed by the Department of Higher Education and Training on funding of the post-school education and training sector‚ including on the implications of the no fee increment at universities for 2016.

To read the article titled, “R1.9 billion allocated by government to offset zero fee hikes at universities in 2016,” click here.

Source: 
Sowetan Live

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