Pretoria: Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, has reiterated the importance and urgency of developing the Strategic Disability Policy Framework in the post-school education and training (PSET) system.
Minister Nzimande said this during a meeting with the Ministerial Committee on the Development of the Strategic Disability Policy Framework for the Department of Higher Education and Training.
This was the first meeting of the ministerial committee after it was appointed in December last year by the Minister.
It was mandated to identify key challenges in transforming the post-school education and training institutions to universally accessible sites that are disability-friendly and recommend solutions to those.
It will also conduct an overview on the available disability policies at departmental and institutional levels and identify gabs in the provisions of services for persons in the PSET system, among other things.
There are approximately 425 095 opportunities available to applicants within the PSET system, this is an increase of 28 646 opportunities on the 396 449 opportunities provided in 2014.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS