The National Skills Fund and sector education and training authorities are to allocate R2.5 billion towards the refurbishment and construction of new further education and training (FET) college campuses over the next three years, President Jacob Zuma announced last week, writes Henry Lazenby for Engineering News.
The money will be used for expanding and improving the FET college infrastructure, in keeping with the strategic priorities of the National Skills Development Strategy III. “This is yet another demonstration of the value we attach to FET colleges,” Zuma said at a skills development summit with FET college principals.
The high-level summit with college principals was meant to send out a strong message that universities, universities of technology and FET colleges are equally important for developing a strong economy. The president pointed to the example of Germany.
Full report on Creamer Media’s Engineering News site
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