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Blade Slams those against 75% module pass rate requirement for NSFAS funding

Source: EWN

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said those who oppose the 75% module inventory requirement of the National Student Financial Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) are trying to make the failure fashionable.

In response to a question at the National Assembly on Wednesday, he said the new NSFAS policy is to encourage students to pursue higher goals and complete their qualifications in record time. 

Nzimande stated that the NSFAS guidelines are currently 50% of the modules passed and have not changed yet. He said the final guidelines will not be adopted until NSFAS completes the talks. However, 

Nzimande rejected those who questioned the change. "That is, if you adhere to these criteria, a three-year study course will last for six years.

Now it can't look revolutionary by promoting and institutionalizing failure, as EFF sometimes does. He said the new threshold is to encourage students to qualify at record speeds. 

"First, it's good for students to finish on time. Second, you can also prevent students from actually leaving the system." The new requirement is 2023. It will be enforced in the year.

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