16 March 2021 - NW762
Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation
(a) On what date will the outstanding laptops promised to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme students be rolled out, (b) what is the time frame and (c) how will students who have not received their laptops be assisted in the interim?
(a) NSFAS is expecting the first batch of laptops to arrive on 18 April 2021.
(b) Distribution to students who have opted to participate in the digital learning device scheme will commence once institutions have confirmed registration data of students with NSFAS.
(c) All universities have developed multimodal teaching and learning plans and are putting in place several measures to support students.