Question NW2743 to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

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11 January 2022 - NW2743

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

(1) Whether a certain student (name and details furnished) is eligible for funding by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme for the current financial year, if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) has the specified person has received all funds due to him; if not, why not; if so, on what date? NW3258E


1. Mr VB Ntuli is funding eligible for the 2021 academic year. Mr VB Ntuli was funded on 6 December 2021. The delay in funding for this student was as a result of the qualification that the student is registered for. The qualification had surpassed its last date of achievement on the National Qualifications Framework. Mangosuthu University of Technology requested an extension in this regard from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The approved extension from SAQA was communicated to NSFAS on 23 November 2021. The affected qualification records were updated on the NSFAS system on 24 November 2021 and a listing of all affected students was submitted to the NSFAS ICT department for reprocessing by the system on 24 November 2021. Mr VB Ntuli registration record (and all other students affected) was reprocessed on 6 December 2021.

2. No disbursements have been made for Mr VB Ntuli as yet given the very recent acceptance of the registration record.