#FeesCommission: Free higher education for all not feasible

#FeesCommission: Free higher education for all not feasible

#FeesCommission: Free higher education for all not feasible

"All students at TVET Colleges should receive fully subsidised free education in the form of grants that cover their full cost of study and that no student should be partially funded".

He said Zuma had appointed a commission of inquiry into higher education funding headed by Judge John Heher and waited for the Commission to conclude its business‚ saying at no stage did Zuma plan to make any announcements that would undermine the work of the commission.

"Through this cost-sharing model, the Commission recommends that commercial banks issue government-guaranteed loans to the students that are payable by the student upon graduation and attainment of a specific income threshold", the report said.

It is recommended that students with debt, who have since graduated, be offered income-contingent loans (ICL) as well.

The release comes after Zuma was reportedly preparing to announce a plan to introduce fee-free tertiary education, which Morris Masutha, the apparent ex-boyfriend of his daughter, had allegedly devised.

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The Commission recommended for the application and registration fees to be scrapped across the board.

"Michael didn't necessarily oppose the idea of free education, but he wouldn't stand for the interference in the budget process", a source told the news wire.

Zuma's office rejected a report by the newspaper Sunday Times that he had planned to announce the 40 billion-rand ($2.79 billion) education plan during his State of the Nation Address last February.

The recommendation also included that government increase is spend on higher education to total at least one percent of GDP (gross domestic product) to bring it in line with countries with similar economies. "I have made a decision to release the Report prior to the conclusion of our work in processing it so that the public can have an opportunity to study the report while we continue with the processing thereof", President Jacob Zuma said.

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