Fee increase could reignite higher education protestsBDLive.
In March, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande commissioned the statutory advisory Council on Higher Education to advise him on a regulatory framework concerning fees and to pencil in options for the 2017 academic year.
Business Day understands the council will tell Nzimande, in research that will be given to the department later in July, that an increase closely pegged to the consumer price index, which rose 6.1% in May, is the only feasible option. It also recommends that this hike be applied to all students nationwide, regardless of their financial standing.
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