Students are still waiting for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to respond to their financial assistance application.
The second trimester started in April at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Tvet) colleges and students are required to buy study material to use during the second trimester which is a problem to other students with no funds.
In addition, students who applied for funding and were accepted still haven’t received their funds. Tshepo Mokhonoana, a Tshwane North College (TNC) student said “we will continue with our studies and hope that NSFAS will give us a positive response “.
Another student, Jacob Monama, also added that “without paying tuition fees in full we won’t be able to get our certificate at the end of our course, some students depends merely on NSFAS for finical assistant, even students who are doing semester courses have not received any reply from NSFAS”.
Classes are continuing and students still have hope that NSFAS will fund them even though they do not know what will be the outcome.