Did the ANC break its promise of sending 1.5m students to vocational colleges?

Did the ANC break its promise of sending 1.5m students to vocational colleges?

- The African National Congress promised to have 1.5 million students enrolled at Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges

- However, research indicates the ANC broke this promise and failed to have so many students enrolled

- The state blamed funding, teaching capacity and physical infrastructure for the low number of students at TVET colleges

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The ANC promised South Africa change in 2014. Big and bold promises were made, but sadly a number of those beautiful promises were not fully kept.

One promise it seems the leading party failed to keep was enrolling more students in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) colleges.

We will enrol more than 1 million students in colleges in 2014 and enrol an additional 500,000 students in the next five years.

A report by AfricaCheck indicates that the ANC did not deliver on this promise.

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The ANC's election manifesto for 2014 cited numbers on which they built their promise.

Further education and training (FET) college student headcount enrollments doubled from 345,566 in 2010 to 657,690 students in 2012.

The colleges were renamed to Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges but this did not push up the number of enrollments.

According to the Higher Education and Training Department, the ANC's plans were derailed in 2014/2015.

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Apparently, funding, teaching capacity and physical infrastructure were to blame. Briefly.co.za gathered that the promised number was then lowered and another target was decided upon for 2020.

The department said enrollment will remain at about 710 535 until 2020.

In short, the ANC broke their promise to enrol more students.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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