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Stakeholders in the higher education sector have welcomed Minister Nzimande's decision to dissolve the NSFAS board and place the scheme under administration. Several challenges have led the minister to make this decision. 


Education is crucial for both individual and societal progress. The amount of individuals pursuing bachelor's degrees in South Africa has increased since the dawn of democracy, however, questions are being raised about whether undergraduate degrees are enough for people.


Thousands of students enrolled at Unisa are yet to receive their first 2024 NSFAS allowance payment. The country's largest university has revealed when allowances will be paid to students. 


The promotion of TVET colleges is one of the Higher Education Department's goals. This goal is starting to pay dividends as millions of students apply for for enrollment. 


Approximately two million applications for bursaries and loans were submitted to NSFAS in 2024. Individuals are allowed to submit an appeal to NSFAS if their bursary application was rejected. 


Leadership changes is on the agenda at NSFAS. A new appointment confirmed by Mr Nzimande is set to play a critical role in the direction taken by the financial aid scheme. 


In South Africa, there are fifty TVET colleges comprising over 250 campuses. These institutions offer comprehensive training across various disciplines including engineering, media, hospitality, business, utilities, and tourism.
 

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