Sasco welcomes free tuition report

2010-03-19 09:47

THE SA Students’ Congress yesterday welcomed a recommendation that

the government should implement free education.

“We welcome the report’s embrace [sic] that the working class and

the poor should get state education through a state-subsidised grant system,”

Sasco president Mbulelo Mandlana said in Johannesburg yesterday.

Mandlana was referring to a recommendation made in the National

Students’ Financial Aid Scheme review report released in Parliament on


He said this was a “significant breakthrough”.

Two weeks ago Sasco arranged protests at universities across the

country and a march to Parliament demanding free education.

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