NSFAS confident they can handle new enrolments

File: Historically, NSFAS students were required to fund part of their costs through family, or other funding.

File: Historically, NSFAS students were required to fund part of their costs through family, or other funding.

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JOHANNESBURG - Now that matriculants have their results, many will be planning their next step.

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Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has encouraged young people to consider all of their options -- not just universities -- when pursuing further studies.

Over 170,000 of learners achieved Bachelor passes, allowing them university entry.

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Universities South Africa CEO Professor Ahmed Bawa says NSFAS is much more prepared this year for the new intake of applications.

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