The South African Students Congress (Sasco) called for mass student protests to express dissatisfaction over the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and registration.
According to a Mail & Guardian report the student body is demanding greater financial aid for disadvantaged students.
NSFAS was accused of failing to support students “even if they met the requirement of being academically deserving and financially needy.”
The entity also blamed universities for increasing study fees and described the situation as “an attack on the poor…”
“Sasco is engaged in preparations for a…strike in the entire tertiary landscape”
Do you think the response from SASCO is appropriate?
Should government make more funds available to meet the growing need of students?
Do students have a right to financial aid?
Can you recommend an alternative course of action?
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