Clarification needed on free education funding: Habib

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Adam Habib expressed his disappointment after he was chased away from a peace accord meeting at a church in Braamfontein by angry students.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib says urgent clarity is needed on how the new free higher education model will be financed.

Habib posted his concerns on social media.

He tweeted that if free education is not done properly the quality of universities will decline.

Habib also cautioned against celebrating the announcement, saying it’s anything but positive.

He confirmed the Department of Higher Education and Training met with Vice-Chancellors over 2018 fee increases for poor households

Habib says free education was never discussed.