Students organisation, SASCO President Vezinhlanhla Simelane, says NSFAS must put the needs of its beneficiaries first.
The young student leader says if the student financial aid scheme can’t carry out its duties, it should rather give the responsibility of paying students to universities.
He made his remarks during an interview with YNews following reports that thousands of students have been going to bed hungry due to a delay in receiving their November allowances.
Simelane says they are disappointed that thousands of beneficiaries are forced to write their exams on empty stomachs at various institutions, including the University of North West, the University of Venda, Durban University of Technology, and the University of Cape Town.
The student leader says the situation is dire and a solution needs to be found soon.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa