Buffalo City Metro has partnered with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in a campaign to help qualifying NSFAS prospective students to apply for their 2022 NSFAS funding in East London.
The deadline for applications is Friday the 7th of January 2022.
Prospective students are being provided with access to laptops, the internet, and photocopy machines to use when applying.
One of the prospective students shared her experience:
My problem with NSFAS is that last year I got rejected due to SARS not clearing some of my mom’s things after she stopped working. My problem this year is that logging into the [NSFAS] portal has been a mission and that when you log on eventually, you do not see your status. So you do not know where your application is standing.
Students apply for funding but sometimes don’t submit certified documents, as part of this campaign, the Metro invited SAPS amongst other services and stakeholders to make the applying process for the students seamless.
One of the issues that the Metro has highlighted was that prospective students had a hard time accessing institutions of higher learning.
Buffalo City Metro Deputy Mayor, Princess Faku, said they are committed to continuing with similar programmes to uplift the youth.