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NSFAS Welcomes New Board And CEO

INSIDE EDUCATION REPORTER

THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme has welcomed the appointment of a new CEO and the Board, administrator Dr Randall Carolissen, who steps down at the end of December, said on Monday.

The appointment comes two years after the previous board resigned following pressure from stakeholders including Nehawu and serious challenges with payments of allowances to students.

Nehawu and former NSFAS employees recently told the portfolio committee on higher education that NSFAS was in “disarray” and alleged maladministration, nepotism and an IT system that was dysfunctional.

“We wish both the CEO and the Board everything of the best in their new responsibilities and, we commit to supporting them in everything until the end of the Administration,” said Carolissen.

He said NSFAS was honored to have acquired the skills and services of someone like Andile Nongogo to lead an institution such as NSFAS for the next five years.

He said Nongongo’s understanding of the sector and his experience will certainly take the organisation to new heights.

“Mr. Nongogo’s appointment had followed a very thorough recruitment process per the NSFAS recruitment policy and was managed by a panel of experts in the different fields,” said Dr Carolissen

“At the same time, we congratulate Mr. Andile Nongongo on his new responsibilities as the NSFAS Chief Executive Officer with effect from December 01, 20220.”

“On behalf of the NSFAS Executives and community, I welcome Minister Nzimande’s statement and the announcement of the newly appointed 13 Board of Directors.”

(SOURCE: INSIDE EDUCATION)

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