RISE Mzansi Youth and Student Chapters calls for the resignation of Nzimande as NSFAS fails

Remarks by
Lawrence Manaka
April 12, 2024

Following the dissolution of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) board by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and the resignation of NSFAS Board Chair Ernest Khoza, RISE Mzansi Youth and Student Chapters are calling for Minister Blade Nzimande's resignation. They advocate for a new era of ethical leadership marked by compassion and efficiency, focusing on the welfare of the nation's youth. RISE Mzansi is particularly concerned about potential hardships for students due to delays in receiving allowances.

Under Nzimande's leadership, NSFAS has faced allegations of corruption, affecting students' academic pursuits. RISE Mzansi urges swift action to rectify injustices and emphasizes the importance of integrity in leadership.

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Issued by:

Lawrence Manaka

RISE Mzansi Youth and Student Chapters


Khanyisile Xayimpi

Youth and Student Chapters

Communications Officer

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