Bloemfontein - More young people should get an opportunity to access post-matric education, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday.
"We also need to seriously grow the college sector. Not every young person can attend university," he said on the sidelines of the African National Congress's 53rd elective conference at the University of the Free State in Mangaung.
Policy discussions on education at the conference should also look into the improvement of the quality of higher education, especially at colleges, he said.
Nzimande said although the conference was running behind schedule, delegates would "catch up" as most of the policy papers had been discussed at the party's policy conference in June.
Delegates were in various commissions discussing the policies on Tuesday. - Sapa