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Demand Dr Blade now progressively implement the No-fees varsity report recommendations

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Demand Dr Blade now progressively implement the No-fees varsity report recommendations

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Dear Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade E. Nzimande,

Now that you have released the 'No-Fees Varsity' Report after 3 years, we call on you to implement its findings to ensure #FeesMustFall and #FreeEducation for low income students. 

 


Demand Dr Blade now progressively implement the No-fees varsity report recommendations
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*Campaign Victory!* This morning the No-Fees Varsity Report was released. Click here to download the report

Today, 29 October 2015, the Department of Higher Education and Training released the 'No-Fees Varsity' report to amandla .mobi after a sustained campaign and a PAIA application. The report sets out 12 recommendations showing how free university education for students from low income households can be provided. This affirms the demands of the student movement collectively known as ‘Fees Must Fall’ and proves that the Minister can take decisive action to put an end to financial exclusion in higher education.

Join the campaign to demand that the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Blade Nzimande, now implement the ‘No Fees Varsity Report’ recommendations. 

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Back in March when we began the demand to have the report released, it seemed like a very long shot. But then the wind changed. amandla .mobi members like you, along with students, academics, workers and parents, came together and demanded that #FeesMustFall. Now we have the proof that the demands of students were recognised by the Department of Higher Education, including funding for 'middle gap' households, which generally earn too much to be considered poor, but too little to access loans. This group includes a variety of civil servants, police, nurses and teachers.

But we know the release of the report is not the end. We now need to shift the public debate towards calls for Minister Nzimande to progressively implement the recommendations of the report to demolish fees which exclude countless young people.

For any enquiries please call amandla .mobi Executive Director on 082 583 5869

Further reading:

[1] No-fee varsity report gathers dust No-fee varsity report gathers dust, Bongani Nkosi for the Mail & Guardian, 27 March 2015

[2] Status & effectiveness of student funding: DHET ; NSFAS, HESA, FFC, HSRC & Stats SA briefings, meeting minutes from 21st October 2014. sourced from Parliamentary Monitoring Group

* Note, the total signatures above include those who have joined other campaigns with the broader ask of Fees Must Fall.