Fees announcement a 'quick-fix' not a solution: expert

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JOHANNESBURG , 19 September 2016 -The former CEO of the Council on Higher Education says government is passing the buck. Ahmed Essop says a long-term solution on student fees is needed.

JOHANNESBURG - The former CEO of the Council On Higher Education says government is passing the buck on fees.

Ahmed Essop said on Monday a long-term solution on student fees was needed.

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"I think what the minister has announced is welcome as it&39;s likely to avert, notwithstanding what we&39;re hearing from Wits students, ... a crisis ... I don&39;t think it&39;s a solution," said Essop.

"If anything it&39;s going to create a bigger problem ... it&39;s a holding operation."

Watch the video above for Essop&39;s full response to Nzimande&39;s announcement.