2017 varsity fees: Walter Sisulu University looking at options

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

In light of the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande’s announcement on Monday on higher education fee adjustments for 2017, Walter Sisulu University, which has campuses in Mthatha, Queenstown and East London, says it has resolved to start looking at the options it has at on the table going forward.

"The University will, as is customary, be engaging with relevant stakeholders and thereafter present a consolidated recommendation to University Council for approval at their November meeting. 

"The adjusting of fees is a Council responsibility and decisions and pronouncements on this rest solely on Council’s shoulders," said Yonela Tukwayo, Spokesperson at Walter Sisulu University.

"WSU has already started looking at 2017 expenses, information that will help determine the appropriate fee rate that would allow the University to function optimally, effectively and without hindrances. 

"The University will also initiate further investigation into its income streams, taking into consideration the Ministerial Statement on Subsidies.  WSU is endeavouring to curtail costs and channel funds into key areas."