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MTC awards bursaries to four students

by Rosalia David

The Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has awarded bursaries worth N$450 000 to four students studying Information Technology and Transmission engineering through its Bursary Development Scheme.

Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Manager of Human Resource Administrations, Raymond Cloete said, for over 12 years, since 2006, the MTC scheme has contributed to societal development through social investments by providing relevant communication and technology solutions that promote socio-economic upliftment.

According to Cloete, the scheme has so far managed to provide bursaries worth N$7 million to over 50 students since 2006.

“These fields were majorly that of Electronics Communications, Telecommunications Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Networks Security Power Engineering and Transmission Engineering,” he said.

Cloete who spoke on behalf of Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, further explained that awarding financial assistance to capable and bright students has become a tradition which MTC continue to honour.

“It is public knowledge that there are brilliant students out there, who owing to financial challenges are not able to further their studies. We are thus, however, through the MTC bursary scheme, proud to be extending a helping hand whenever possible,” Cloete said.

Apart from bursaries awarded, MTC will also make provision for experimental learning and work guidance to the bursary recipients upon completion of their studies.

He said that pending satisfactory performance and assessment of the experimental learning and work guidance phases recipients are offered employment at MTC when posts are vacant.

Recipients for the 2018 academic year are, Petrus Haukongo (BTech, studying Electronics and Telecommunications at NUST), Lysaendo Pretorius (BTech Computer Science NUST), Helaria Nghikolo (BTech, Computer Science and Network Security Botswana University) and Sherin Tshipena (B Acc, UNAM).

“The Telecoms entity in the country has committed itself to the ideals of aiding government’s effort towards national development goals of education in making sure that it offers study opportunities through its Bursary Development Scheme to deserving students,” he stated.