EC Gov Pumps R30m into Tertiary Education

The Eastern Cape Provincial government has injected R30 million to help university students struggling to pay registration fees to Universities and to those who are unable to get certificates of their degrees from their Universities because of the debt they owe to these universities.

“We have received numerous requests from students who must register to study and complete their qualifications and graduate in 2021. It would be irresponsible

for us to turn a blind eye to cries for help from our people wherever they are facing difficulties,” said Eastern Cape Premier Lubablo Oscar Mabuyane.  

The Eastern Cape provincial government is a caring and compassionate government that responds to the challenges of its people that seeks to provide solutions to their challenges at all material times.

“We have transferred R30 million to the four Universities in our province to assist students to pay their debt and be able to graduate and to pay registration fees for

new students to start their first-year studies. The University of Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu University get R10 million each. Nelson Mandela University and Rhodes University get R5 million each, said Mabuyane.

Mabuyane add that the Eastern Cape government are looking for support for TVET colleges. “Education is a societal matter and a development catalyst. Our Province is in dire need of critical skills and more educated and capable citizenry for us to drive our development trajectory. We are a caring government,” said Mabuyane.

Soundclip: Premier Lubabbalo Oscar Mabuyane on assisting students in registering and settling debt.

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