Nzimande dismisses NSFAS 75% reports

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande dismissed media reports alleging that the Department of Higher Education and Training and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have decided to increase the pass mark to 75% for students to be funded by NSFAS.

Minister reiterated that these reports are malicious, misleading and cause unnecessary confusion to current and prospective NSFAS beneficiaries because the Department of Higher Education has not as yet announced the 2022 Guidelines for the DHET bursary scheme.

Minister Nzimande confirmed that as an annual administrative process, there are ongoing internal consultations taking place between the Department of Higher Education and NSFAS officials on the 2022 Guidelines for the DHET bursary scheme.

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