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COSATU supports SASCO’s call for better recognition of TVET institutions

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COSATU has endorsed the protest action by SASCO, which sees it calling for TVET colleges to be recognised as higher learning institutions, to enable students to secure funding from NSFAS.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 14 October 2020, to support the demands by the South African Students’ Congress (SASCO). SASCO, in late September 2020, announced its scheduled protest action against the Nation Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). This is over the call for NSFAS to recognise Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions as institutions of choice for people looking to secure academic funding.

In addition to calling for TVET institutions to be recognised as institutions of choice, the student organisation has also called for immediate issuing of outstanding certificates from TVETs, better accommodation conditions, and an increase in the funding allocated to improve the institutions’ infrastructure.

COSATU has based its endorsement of the strike action on the suggestion that NSFAS does not stand for the working middle-class, further suggesting that it has failed its mandate to do so.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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