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The NSFAS proposal for funding sparked controversy last week after it was misunderstood by a number of students who thought the scheme is considering increasing the pass figure of 50% to 75% to qualify for funding. After the financial aid scheme clarified the confusion, youth organisations are now demanding more than just clarity.
The Department of Basic Education says inclusive education is about developing and designing schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together. The department is said to have been making moves to ensure that the inclusive education program is not only talked about, but is implemented within the framework of basic education system.
There are a few ways that a matric student can pass their matric year with a National Senior Certificate (NSC), and a Diploma Pass is just one of them. Although the Diploma Pass does not offer the same post-matric options as a Bachelor’s Pass, it still has a lot to offer a student.