Enrolment at FET colleges up 90%

2014-02-13 20:40

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Cape Town - Enrolment at Further Education and Training (FET) colleges increased by 90% in 2013, President Jacob Zuma said during his state-of-the-nation address on Thursday.

Student enrolment at universities increased by 12%.

"We have increased the budgets of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to R9bn to meet the rising demand," Zuma said.

Two new universities had also been established, Sol Plaatje in the Northern Cape, and the University of Mpumalanga.

"We will also build 12 new FET colleges in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape."

He hailed the launch of the national education collaboration framework in 2013 as an important development for the country.

- SAPA
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