DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021 TO:
ALL MEDIA FOR IMMEDIATE USE
CLARIFICATION ON DHET GRADING ISSUE
NSFAS is aware of Circular Notice No. 3 of 2021 and can confirm that it is accurate and authentic.
On July 6, 2016, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Dr. Blade Nzimande published a Government Gazette No. 40123 indicating December 31, 2019, as the last date to enter students for the first time to consider studying or sign up. for academic programs that are not aligned with the DHET Grading Sub-Framework. These qualifications are known as inherited qualifications.
Regarding the circular that was sent on February 12, 2021, this communication was sent to the universities to remind them not to register new students in the legacy grades in 2021, as they are no longer offered and NSFAS will no longer fund them for new ones. participants.
Students who are already enrolling in these legacy grades can go ahead and complete their grades as their funding will not be affected. Colleges are required to register first-time entry students on new qualifications aligned with the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQS) beginning in the 2020 academic year. The Bachelor of Nursing and BEd – NQF level 7 replace BCurr qualifications and NQF level 8 – Bachelor of Education (BEd) and both are NSFAS funded qualifications. NSFAS will communicate further with universities and provide clarity on the subject.
Issued by Andile Nongogo: Executive Director
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