GEORGE NEWS - An agreement has been reached between die management of the South Cape College and student representatives after the prolonged student protest of the past few days.
This was revealed in a statement by South Cape College principal, Elsie Potgieter, yesterday.
According to the agreement, an interim payment will be made by tomorrow, Friday 21 February, to students who meet the following requirements:
- All bursaries that show “approved” on the college office system by today, 20 February, and for which the required bursary allowances applications have been received, will be paid.
- Students whose payments had been rejected will be paid if they provide the correct banking details to the campus head by 12:00 today.
- A list of queries was sent to the campus. Cases where these have been resolved or corrected and resubmitted to the bursary office by today at 12:00, will be paid.
- A list of queries regarding incorrect ID numbers was sent to the campus. Those that have been corrected and resubmitted by the campus to the central office bursary unit by today at 12:00, will be paid.
The second payment will be made, as scheduled, on 5 March.
The statement further reads that all other bursary applications not submitted by tomorrow, 21 February, not funded by NSFAS or non-compliant with NSFAS regulations, or not yet reflected (on the central system) as approved, will not be paid on 5 March.
The central office asks that students who still have outstanding documents or incomplete forms, must please submit such to the bursary office by tomorrow, 21 February.
All rejected bursaries would require that the affected students submit their appeals to the campus head or bursary officer by tomorrow, 21 February.
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