Education must be free

2016-09-08 06:00
Kitso Seti: a student from the University of Cape Town, said: “Education should be free at tertiary level. The country can afford free education in tertiary. NFSAS is a loan which we have to pay back once we get a job so we do not want it. Our education should also be decolonised and learners should learn about our history instead of history of overseas countries. The quality of our education is also still very poor.”

Kitso Seti: a student from the University of Cape Town, said: “Education should be free at tertiary level. The country can afford free education in tertiary. NFSAS is a loan which we have to pay back once we get a job so we do not want it. Our education should also be decolonised and learners should learn about our history instead of history of overseas countries. The quality of our education is also still very poor.”

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The issue of fees in tertiary institutions across the country has kept tongues wagging, more especially in recent years, with students demonstrations turning violent and with a movement called #FeesMustFall coming into the fore to stake its claim.

Blade Nzimande, the Higher Education Minister recently said free education in tertiary institutions is unlikely to become a reality.

Reporter Mbongiseni “Tamati” Maseko, took to the streets to ask readers their views on these burning issues.

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