Johannesburg – Government’s contribution to fund higher education has been declining, leading to a rise in student fees. However, tuition can be funded, according to Investment Solutions chief economist Lesiba Mothata.
In a telephonic interview with Fin24, Mothata explained that although tertiary education cannot be completely free, government and business can pull together to fund tuition fees.
“Contributing tuition funding to families which are struggling can be done,” said Mothata. Capital directed to the Brics bank could be repurposed to fund higher education, he explained.