Last year’s student protests are still fresh in many people’s minds. A concrete opportunity has arisen to provide inputs directly to the Ministry of Higher Education by responding to the formal call for comment on the “blueprint proposals” developed in a report entitled, Call for Comment: ISFAP: Ikusasa Financial Student Aid Scheme | Report of the Ministerial Task Team to develop a Support and Funding Model for Poor and “Missing Middle” students) gazetted on 15 December 2016.
The report contains proposals which could be adopted to fund academically eligible students from a household income of less than R600 000.
All public comments must be tabled formally and follow a process of deliberation. We encourage students, staff and interested parties to participate in the debate. It is open for public input and comment until 31 January 2017.
This is a call to come forward and share your views on the proposals developed.