By Iviwe Makhasi
Hundreds of students are willing to register for NSFAS in the Buffalo City metropolitan municipality in East London.
As the time for the opening of South African Universities draws near young people under Buffalo City Municipality in East London marched on a program organized by Deputy Mayor Princess Faku on NSFAS funding which ends on the 7th of this month.
However, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has extended its deadline for student financial aid to 21 January 2022. The NSFAS was established to provide financial aid to eligible students from poor and working-class families.
As usual; students face a few barriers to enrollment.
“We come from different families, who can’t afford school fees, my mother is retired, which means NSFAS can help me because my parent won’t be able to afford it” said one of the students from Mdantsane.
Students are in a difficult financial situation and hope that NSFAS will help them in the end.
Yet hundreds of young people have taken part in the NSFAS campaign to try to transform their lives through the lessons they will learn to build their future.
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Princess Faku, who was instrumental in assisting and encouraging students to register. “I wish a deadline was set instead of the seventh.” Faku said, noticing the students’ thirst for education in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.