NFSAS investigating 5 000 students who lied to get funding, SA reacts

NFSAS investigating 5 000 students who lied to get funding, SA reacts

- The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is defunding 5 000 students whom it has accused of lying

- NSFAS has said that they discovered that the students' households were earning more than the R350 000 annual income threshold to qualify

- South Africa has reacted to the news and some people are congratulating NSFAS while others saying that university is a luxury even middle-class families can't afford

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is pursuing 5 000 students who've been accused of lying to gain access to funding.

NSFAS revealed that they would defund the 5 000 students who had received funds this academic year.

Recent information has revealed that the students lied when they had declared that their household income was lower than the R350 000 limit. South Africans have reacted to the news of the defunding by taking their opinions online and sharing on social media:

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NFSAS investigating 5000 students who lied to get funding, SA reacts

NFSAS released a statement regarding the 5000 students. Photo credit: Facebook/@National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
Source: Facebook

Earlier, reported that Sibongile Mani failed to appear in court and now a warrant for her arrest has been issued. The accused thief was meant to appear in court last Friday, 14 August and failed to do so without explanation.

Mani was arrested in May 2018 by the Serious Commercial Crime Unit of the Hawks as a result of her involvement in the unlawful distribution of NSFAS funds. learnt that The National Prosecuting Authority gave a statement today, Monday, 17 August, stating that a warning had been issued giving Mani a chance to appear in court on 25 August and if she failed to do so she will be arrested.

In other news, The National Student Financial Aid Scheme famous as NSFAS serves as a bursary programme providing financial assistance necessary for learners to attain their career dreams.

The scheme offers fully subsidised training programmes and free higher education to both financially challenged and working-class South Africans.

Who qualifies for NSFAS? The plan is exclusively available for eligible applicants who satisfy the NSFAS requirements discussed in this article.

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