Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) should be fee-free‚ the Heher commission of inquiry proposes.
Stipends should also be made available to fully fund studies‚ as needed‚ it adds.
The commission recommends that an amount of R50 billion from the surplus of the Unemployment Insurance Fund should be ring-fenced to help fund infrastructure development at TVET colleges.
It further proposes improvements to curriculums and teaching standards at these institutions.
The report states that technically qualified‚ work ready graduates are worth investing in because of their potential benefit to the economy.