SOUTH AFRICA

Minister airs plan for simpler HE application system

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Naledi Pandor has published a draft bill for public comment that would simplify and streamline applications into higher education and training programmes, writes Zelda Venter for Pretoria News.

The aim of the Central Application Service Bill is to offer advice and so serve as an application channel, and offer support for all students applying for post-school education and training. The draft bill, published in the Government Gazette on Thursday, will be a crucial service supporting students to access post-school opportunities and to make informed choices.

The primary aim of the service is to offer advice and serve as an application channel. The service allows students to apply for places of study and pay a single application fee. It will also offer students the opportunity to apply for more than one institution. Pandor believes the bill will ensure effective, efficient placement of students across the system.
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