SOUTH AFRICA: Student body calls for free tuition in 2011

All school-leavers should have free university education from 2011, the South African Students Congress (Sasco) said last week, reports Sapa. "There must be no students that will be excluded on the basis that they cannot afford or they owe fees," Sasco president Mbulelo Mandlana told reporters in Johannesburg.

All school-leavers who passed and qualified for university entrance should be given the chance of completing a degree. Mandlana said Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande had promised to give recommendations on how free higher education could be implemented by 30 August, but had been quiet until now.
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