Matric 2020 results were released and many students may be interested in receiving funding to further their studies, however, NSFAS will not be funding first-year students for certain teaching and nursing university qualifications.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) released a statement announcing that they would no longer fund certain university courses which first-year students might be interested in, such as B.Ed and B.Cur.
Ahmed Bawa from the CEO of Universities SA clarifies and states that the statement released by NSFAS was misleading as the B.Ed qualification which they were referring to was an old postgraduate qualification that no longer exists.
Bawa assures the public that NSFAS will continue to fund the four-year undergraduate degree in Education, called the Bachelor of Education.
The CEO of Universities also added that NSFAS will continue to fund eligible undergraduate students who will be studying at public universities and TVET colleges.
The Department of Higher Education and Training is meant to issue a clarification note soon to set the record straight.
Students are encouraged to apply to NSFAS to study for any undergraduate degree at any public university or TVET college in South Africa.
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