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Matric results pushes SAYC to challenge government to build another university

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South African Youth Council - SAYC- Provincial Convener , Edgar Legoale

By Thys Khiba – The South African Youth Council (SAYC) Free State has challenged the Department of Higher Education and Training led by Minister Blade Nzimande, and Provincial Government led by Premier Sisi Ntombela to build another university in the Free State province.

The issue of tertiary institutions remains a problem in our province, the number of learners that are yearly absorbed is worrying as most end up losing hope and discouraged to go further their studies after a gap year which is not by intention but because of lack of space in our tertiary institutions within the province.

We would like to challenge both the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and Provincial Government to bring also for us another university,” said SAYC Provincial Convener Edgar Legoale.

Speaking to the media, Legoale indicated that they wish that the DHET and government could speed up the process of having aTVET College in Xhariep as per the budgeted DHET resolutions that they will be building one in Xhariep.

The call comes after the Minister of Department of Basic Education (DBE) Angie Motshekga announced that the Free State province is the top performing matric class, with an 88.5% pass rate.

The SAYC joined millions of South Africans by congratulating the Free State matric class of 2022 for retaining their position and the results that they have delivered.

The South African Youth Council Free State would like to also form part of the millions in both the province and the country in congratulating the Free State Class of 2022 for maintaining the position 1 in the country with Matric Results, this is for the 4th time now in a row coming out as the first,” said SAYC Provincial Spokesperson Thamsanqa Milela.

In their statement, Milela has also acknowledged the hard work and determination displayed by various stakeholders like the responsible MEC Dr Tate Makgoe, educators, SGB and parents.

The hard-work put in by all the stakeholders involved in the teaching and learning process in our schools cannot be ignored, from number 1 of the province in Education sector under the guidance of Honourable MEC Tate Makgoe, the Teachers from the primary schools to have moulded such quality and secondary schools for delivering, the SGBs in all the schools, the parents at home for making sure their children attend and delivered these good results and lastly the Matric Class of 2022 learners.

We are proud as an umbrella organization of all the youth organizations in the province for these results, we therefore call on all the relevant youth formations to absorb by assisting these 2022 products and deliver them in the tertiary institutions, bring up the businesses opportunities for those who would wish to go for the entrepreneurial route, assist those who have failed to go for those identified schools in our province that are helping with upgrading of APS, there are others who need to be taken and assisted through the skills development institutions… et al,” said Milela.

The SAYC criticised and alleged that Provincial Government Bursaries are no longer serving its purpose by benefiting people who have proximity to government officials.

As much as we feel NSFAS is of importance to the poorest of the poor of our people but we are more worried about the Provincial Government Bursaries as we used to know and understand the Free State as the most caring province when it comes to education and support, in the recent we do not even know whether they are still in place or not or people are using proximity to dish them only to those who are close to them.

We would like to also provide free advice to the Office of the Premier to move with times and get to the speed of 4th Industrial Revolution by at least creating an online applications for those bursaries if they still exists, this will help us to know whether they still exist and little transparency that will come with it as everyone will have an opportunity to apply and not to benefit only the few or play politics with the government money,” said Milela.

As the class of 2021 will be expected to sit for the National Senior Certificate examination, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he is proud of the nearly 900 000 candidates and this is an important marker for the future of our nation.

As the class of 2021 will be expected to sit for the National Senior Certificate examination, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he is proud of the nearly 900 000 candidates and this is an important marker for the future of our nation.

CENTRAL NEWS

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