Higher education: free for the poor, not free for all

16 October 2016 - 02:00 By Nic Spaull

Abandoning all fees would be financially reckless and in fact subsidise the rich, writes Nic Spaull. Rather give grants to those students in need. Across the country, student protests have shut down universities with demands for "free higher education for all", prompting a fees commission and more recently a presidential task team of cabinet ministers to help solve the crisis.

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