Listen Live Upload

Student union warns Pandor to act on NSFAS

South African Union of Students (SAUS) has welcomed the resignation of Sizwe Nxasana as chairperson and board member of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Naledi Pandor_gcis
Photo: GCIS

The student union says Nxasana's resignation was long overdue as the situation at the financial aid scheme got steadily worse during his tenure.

 

"We want the minister [of Higher Education, Naledi Pandor] to intervene decisively because many students are still left without allowances," says Saus' secretary-general Lwandile Mtsolo.

 

Mtsolo wants Pandor to set up a task team to deal with the 2019 NSFAS applications before universities reach a state of crisis. 

 

Pandor instructed the institution to halt funding for 2019 students  because a backlog in disbursing aid for the previous two years had not been cleared.

 

"Should there be the failure on the minister's part, we will be able to take decisive action on the department and universities across the country." 

 

Listen below:

Show's Stories