Tertiary education may well be considered a luxury every high-reaching student would love to easily afford but with tuition increasing each year, not everyone gets the chance to fulfil their college dreams.
On 09 March 2021, MTC Namibia awarded over N$ 574 000 worth of bursaries to seven students. The telecommunications company has previously created financial assistance that generously subsidizes university tuition for seeking to attend college and earn a degree or two and they have maintained the culture.
Getting tagged along under the supportive wings of MTC, the seven lucky bursary recipients are Tonny Muluti, Verner Haimbili, and Gerson Kanduuombe both from the University of Namibia (UNAM), Emilia Kullutwe, and Veronika Katombela from the International University of Management (IUM), Mervin Rudolf and Kim Ashlynn McKnight from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).
Speaking at the event in Windhoek, MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said that less privileged students still cannot afford tertiary education and it makes it very difficult for them to complete their studies and earn a qualification. “As the economic hardships continue to affect the less privileged, many bright students from disadvantage backgrounds are struggling to honour their tertiary educational costs, resulting in many failing to complete and obtain a university degree. And these are the students that we consider supporting.” Ekandjo said.
The funded field of studies are Bachelor Degrees in Software Development, Power Engineering, Computer Science, Chartered Accounting, and Human Resource, respectively. The recipients hail from Katima Mulilo, Okahandja, Rundu, Omaruru, and Okongo.
Ekandjo said that upon completion of their studies, the seven students awarded with bursaries will get a chance to form part of MTC’s graduate trainee programme, with the possibility of integrating them fully to form part of the MTC workforce, however this is hugely dependent on their performance.
Source: Press release, MTC’s corporate affairs