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artisan2TimesLive reports that the Heher commission of inquiry has proposed that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges should be fee-free.  

Moreover, stipends should be made available to fully fund studies‚ as needed.  The report states that technically qualified‚ work ready graduates were worth investing in because of their potential benefit to the economy.  The commission also recommends that an amount of R50-billion from the surplus of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) should be ring-fenced to help fund infrastructure development at TVET colleges.  It further proposes improvements to curricula and teaching standards at these institutions.


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