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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.


If you ordered your laptop from your tertiary institution but have not received it yet and wondering if you need to resubmit an online request to NSFAS. Then scroll down to find out what you need to do.


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.


A few months ago, we finally saw moves being made for students to order NSFAS laptops which were promised to them last year. Now, NSFAS is said to have more than 90 000 laptops ready for delivery.


Working in collaboration with NSFAS, the Department of Higher Education has released a statement that gives details on how it will distribute the laptop devices as part of it's recently launched NSFAS Digital Learning Devices Program.

 


NSFAS has only received 15 000 orders for NSFAS laptops. They do however expect for this number to increase as more students receive laptops. NSFAS was initially supposed to start delivering laptops in April.


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.


If you have not yet ordered your online learning device (laptop) from NSFAS yet we have the information documents you need to confirm your order. The rollout has begun, so if you need a laptop, order online now. 


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.


Calm has not been restored on the higher education protests as it's been reported that 18 Universities are now taking part in the national shutdown. If students' demands are met, we can expect to see protest action continue into the following week.


Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, gave updates on NSFAS laptops, NSFAS allowances and funding, Unisa and many other topics which are currently being discussed in Higher Education. This is in response to a list of demands submitted to the Minister by the South African Union of Students.


NSFAS provides bursaries to individuals financial aid to students from poor and working class families. NSFAS is a well-rounded bursary which covers many things. Is one of those things a laptop?


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.


All students in South Africa as well as the world had the opportunity to share in the feelings of chaos the 2020 academic year presented. Which forms of support has the Department provided for varsity students to complete the academic year?


We've all been wondering about how far NSFAS is with providing students with laptops and I'm sure many have even given up hope. However, NSFAS is officially one step closer and the laptops are even closer to being delivered.


Minister in charge of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has said that he is unhappy when it comes to the procurement of laptops for students which is being run by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. The Department is now questioning whether the process of procuring laptops for students is still needed.


Many students do not have the resources to participate in an online programme in a way that would have their learning be on track. With a government that mutters 'no student left behind', students have had to deal with the same issues they brought to government's attention months ago. 


NSFAS to visit the campus this week to respond to students’ concerns. Students were protesting outside Ingwe TVET college’s Ngqungqushe campus in Lusikisiki on Monday over their National Student Financial Aid Scheme allowances. They accused the principal of withholding their NSFAS allowance money. 

By Buziwe Nocuze.

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