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NSFAS launched their Digital Learning Device Programme to help students access online learning and has since delivered thousands of these devices to students across the higher education sector. Now, deliveries of laptops are still underway with further negotiations happening.


Answering questions about the NSFAS laptop, NSFAS has said that it does not come with training and what would happen instead. They also gave insight into what you should do after you receive one.


Across higher education institutions, we've seen laptops being distributed to students to make online learning more accessible and NSFAS has also promised to deliver laptops to beneficiaries. However, will Unisa students get laptops from NSFAS as well? Here's what we know.


NSFAS has confirmed that those who have ordered laptops are currently in the process or getting approved and should expect a delivery soon. If you have not ordered your laptop yet, you should get ordering soon. 


NSFAS is now urging beneficiaries to order their laptops online as they begin the rollout of devices which was promised in early 2020. This is to help students gain access to online learning.


The Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that work is being done to patch up the holes when it comes to students across South Africa accessing online learning. This includes NSFAS laptops and connectivity issues.


Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that they expect NSFAS to start delivering laptops in March. The Department is also working to make data more accessible to students.


How much catch up will students with a lack of resources have to do and will they be able to catch up and finish in time? Also, what level will rushed education give them? South Africa's National Lockdown has drastically changed the face of education, with many South African students on the suffering end due to lack of resources. 


Minister Nzimande outlined where NSFAS currently stands in the procurement of devices for students and how this process of giving students laptops will happen. He also responded to allegations that corruption and interferences were happening within this process.


Members of Parliament have expressed concern about the delay seen in getting and giving laptops to students who are funded by NSFAS who were promised devices months ago. Companies and external organisations have also seen the urgent need for devices for students to access online learning as many programmes to provide students with laptops have been started.


Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, has recognised that the supply of data and laptops to students is important and is something that is urgently needed. He visited the University of Fort Hare and Buffalo City TVET College to see monitor the institution and how it's Covid-19 health and safety measures are being put in place.

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