Dear members of the media, please note that Higher Education media briefing that communicated to take place tomorrow, 02 February 2017 as indicated on the media advisory below has been postponed until further notice. Please note that the new date for the briefing will be communicated as soon as possible. Apology for the inconvenience this may have caused.
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. Blade Nzimande will this Thursday launch - Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Project (ISFAP) - a pilot programme aimed at addressing the funding challenge for missing middle students.
In 2016, the Minister appointed Mr Sizwe Nxasana to lead a Ministerial Task Team to explore various options for funding the broad range of students who require financial assistance in university and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college programmes. The task team has proposed a model that brings together government and the private sector to work together towards this objective.
Members of the media are invited to the launch of the pilot programme as follows:
Date: Thursday, 02 February 2017
Venue: GCIS, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
NB: There will be a video link up to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Ground Floor, Parliament, Cape Town
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