Godrich Gardee took to Twitter to lambast Minister Blade Nzimande for his contentious stance on the over-enrolment of students at UNISA, suggesting that it is not a problem.
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Head of International Relations, Godrich Gardee took to Twitter on Thursday, 7 January 2021, to comment on the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Blade Nzimande’s stance on the over-enrolment of students. His comment was particularly prompted by the situation at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Nzimande lambasted the tertiary institution, which has previously been condemned for a similar situation. This time, Nzimande ordered for UNISA to cut the initial scheduled enrolment of first-time entering students, which was set at over 50 000, by approximately 20 000 students. Part of the reason for the call was that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) would not be able to meet the demand.
In addressing the matter, Gardee wrote, “When a minister complains of over-enrolment because NSFAS does not have enough money. If enrolment in Higher Certificate is a problem, stop issuing Grade 12 Certificate with a pass for admission into Higher Certificate Programme. African children are on their own here!”
See the post below.
Blade is anti-thesis of everything Hani fought & lived for. All Professors from other African countries teaching at UCT, Wits, UP, UKZN would tell you that they are products of over enrolment by 500%. They are the best in the world & even the first world universities need them !
— Godrich Gardee (@GardeeGodrich) January 7, 2021