A gap year is when students take a break after high school before embarking their tertiary studies. There is this misconception that taking a gap year will make you forget everything you’ve learnt at school.
Many students consider a gap year to explore, gain new experiences, earn money and put life into perspective. Katie Schellenberg says, “pointing out that extra time helps many people gain perspective on what they really want from their education.”
It is not only a myth, but a gap year can be used for various reasons such as:
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has officially tested the improved online application system which is aimed at improving the time at which users take in applying for funding.
“This is an effort to showcase the improved efficient process. The aim and focus was to make the online application system simpler for applicants, with the process shorter and reactive, providing feedback to the applicants within a week,” NSFAS said.