Nzimande promises R1 billion in bursaries to poor students

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The national bursary scheme for students from families earning up to R350,000 a year will see R102.

4 billion disbursed over the next three years, Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande said on Friday. He said the new bursary scheme, which was introduced last year, would by 2022, cover about half of all students at public universities as it was made available to new entrants every year.

It will be phased in at universities over five years, with the new first-time cohort added each year.

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