Pass of 55% required to retain government student grants

The minimum pass rate for students funded by South Africa’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has increased to 55%, writes Nomonde Zondi for The Daily News.

NSFAS Chairperson Ernest Khosa said that as of 2023, first time entering students (FTENs) must achieve a course credit pass rate of 50%. Continuing university students must as of 2023 achieve a progressive course credit pass rate of 55%.

The South African Union of Students (SAUS) welcomed the increase of the course credit pass rate. The union said the learning resources provided to students would assist them in getting the 55% pass mark. SAUS spokesperson Asive Dlanjwa said in the past they could not agree with the Department of Higher Education when it suggested that students pass their modules with 75% in order to continue to receive funding.
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