MTC aids in educating young Namibians

NDN Staffer

WINDHOEK, Mar. 13 – Mobile Telecommunications Limited, the largest and market leader 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.

This commitment follows a disbursement process of bursaries by the communication entity to the tune N$450, 000 dollars to students studying Information Technology and Transmission Engineering-related fields at Universities in the region for the academic year 2018.

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

“As a company with strong local roots, if there is one thing we are passionate about at MTC, it is making a difference in society. MTC is committed to playing its role as a responsible and good corporate citizen and in doing this; the company is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, the National Development Plan and applicable laws,” said Raymond Cloete, Manager Human Resource Administrations.

For over 12 years, since 2006 MTC, through its MTC Bursary Training Scheme has contributed to societal development through social investments by providing relevant communication and technology solutions that promote socio-economic upliftment, by providing bursary worth N$7 million to over 50 students.

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

“Awarding financial assistance to capable and bright students has become a tradition which MTC continues to honor. It is public knowledge that there are brilliant students out there, who owed 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,” said Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer.

Upon completion of their studies, MTC makes provision for experimental learning and work guidance to the bursary recipients. Furthermore, pending satisfactory performance and assessment of the experimental learning and work guidance phases, recipients are offered employment in MTC as and when vacancy arises.