Further Education and Training Colleges' expansion and capacity building programme receives a R2,5 billion injection from Minister Nzimande
30 Jul 2012
All 50 Further Education and Training Colleges (FET) in the country will on Wednesday the 1st of August receive their individual allocation of the R2,5 billion FET Expansion and Capacity Development Programme fund.
Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, will officially hand over the allocation certificates to the Principals of the Colleges with funding that came from the National Skills Fund (NSF) to support the expansion and growth of the FET sector, support skills development in the key growth sectors of the economy and support capacity building.
“If we say we want to turn the FETs into institutions of choice in our country, then that goes with an investment towards improving the institutions in terms of the quality of the teaching, learning, infrastructure including the facilities, as well as the output. That is one of the ways we will turn the negative perceptions about FET Colleges around,” Minister Nzimande said.
Members of the media are invited:
Date: Wednesday 1 August 2012
Time: 11h00 – 13h00
Venue: Ekurhuleni West FET College – Germiston Campus
RSVP to Bridget: 078 291 4438 by 14h00 on Tuesday July 31st.
The FET Expansion and Capacity Development Programme is complementary and in addition to the R2,5 billion infrastructure development allocation announced by President JG Zuma in April 2012, which will go towards the refurbishment and construction of new campuses of FET colleges over the next three years.
Tel: 012 312 5538/39
Fax: 012 323 5618
Cell: 076 883 4144
Issued by: Department of Higher Education and Training
30 Jul 2012
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